UNESCO - France
Since 2005 Marius Lukošiūnas works for UNESCO. He served as an Advisor for Communication and Information Program at UNESCO Moscow (2005-2010) and Cairo offices (2010-2014). As of mid-2014 Marius Lukošiūnas works for the Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development at the Organization’s headquarters in Paris.
Before joining UNESCO Marius Lukošiūnas served as the Head of the Press Service and Advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania in 2004-2005.
In 1997 & 2000-2004 he worked as media and political affairs officer in two peacekeeping missions – the OSCE Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina and the UN Mission in Kosovo. In between the two peacekeeping jobs in the Balkans Marius Lukošiūnas for three years (1997-2000) managed EU enlargement related media projects at the European Journalism Center based in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
He also occupied a position of the Director of the Institute of Journalism of Vilnius University in 1992-1997 and holds PhD from Moscow State University (1990).
Marius Lukošiūnas started his career of a journalist in Lithuanian TV in 1987, reported from few hot spots during the break up on the Soviet Union in the early nineties, and moderated first presidential debates during the first Lithuanian presidential elections of 1992.