Paddy Coulter: Media Consultant

Paddy has worked as a consultant on a range of communications strategy assignments for international organisations including the British and German ministries for international development (DFID and GIZ), the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Centre for International Climate and Environment Research Oslo (CICERO), the British Council ‘China Cool’ Programme Beijing, the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), HelpAge International and Concern Worldwide.

Since 2007 Paddy has been the Communications Director for the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University’s Department of International Development.

He is a trustee of the international press freedom body, ARTICLE 19. He chairs ARTICLE 19’s international board and is a director of its East African affiliate.

Paddy is a former Director of Studies at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford, responsible for the Reuters Journalism Programme from 2001/2007. He was previously Director of the independent television production company, the International Broadcasting Trust, between 1990 and 2001, producing over a hundred television programmes for leading broadcasters on global issues.

He is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford and is head of communications strategy for the college’s Emerging Markets Symposium. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bournemouth Media School.

In 1996 he was given the Gold Award by the United Nations Correspondents Association in New York for the television documentary series, ‘Under the Blue Flag’, and in 2000 he was awarded OBE “for services to development awareness”.

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