Dinara Toktosunova – CEO – Ruptly

Dinara Toktosunova is a Russian TV news producer and media manager. Dinara began her career in television in 2005 by joining RT, the newly formed international, English-language TV news channel. As a line producer, executive producer and later Deputy Head of News, she strove to delve deeper into stories than other media outlets. Her insight and decision-making skills helped the channel secure three of its five Emmy nominations (2009, 2012, 2014) and win at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (2013). In 2017, Dinara was appointed the CEO of Ruptly, a full-service international news agency based in Berlin.

Ruptly has received several high-profile awards, including Stevie, Shorty, Digiday and The Drum Online Media Awards for its coverage and an innovative live distribution platform. In 2019, Ruptly provided exclusive images of the moment Julian Assange was taken out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, which was used in coverage by major TV and online media organisations worldwide.