Malkia Cyril is the Director of the Youth Media Council.
"Malkia Amala Cyril brings to her leadership over a decade of organizing, communications, fundraising and organizational development experience. For the last six years, Malkia has worked tirelessly to develop the Youth Media Council as one of the nation’s only media strategy and action centers focused on increasing the communications power and rights of disenfranchised communities.
"As a working-class Brooklyn native and a writer in multiple genres Malkia has authored numerous articles and reports, and been featured in a variety of documentaries about media, racial justice and youth rights. Malkia’s creative work has been published in sources from Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café (1994), to Tea Party magazine (2006), to Afrekete, an anthology of Black lesbian writing (1994), and In the Tradition, an anthology of young Black writers (1995).
"Grounded in her mother’s fierce internationalism and experience as a Black Panther, Malkia’s work is rooted in the belief that all communities must have the power to tell their own stories and determine their destinies.
"Malkia has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York." 
- Steering Committee, Media & Democracy Coalition 
- Advisory Board, Center for International Media Action