I have written for and edited newspapers, magazines, news services websites and broadcasting networks in Bangladesh (Daily Star), Britain (Financial Times, Gemini News Service, Inter Press Service, Panos Institute, BBC World Service, Link TV), Hong Kong (Far Eastern Economic Review), India (Down to Earth magazine), Nigeria (West Africa magazine), The Philippines (Financial Times, Press Foundation of Asia) and Uganda (Uganda Argus, The People), and run journalists’ training programmes for London’s City University, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, Commonwealth Press Union, Commonwealth Journalists Association, Press Foundation of Asia, Thomson Foundation and others in many countries including Cameroon, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK.
I have worked on and edited newspapers for coalitions of pressure groups at two World Health Assemblies, two international meetings of the UN Conference on Trade and Development and at the “Earth Summit” and all its preparatory meetings, and edited a daily bulletin at the UN Special Session on Children and all the preparatory meetings. At the UN climate change conferences in Bali and Poznan in 2007 and 2008 I presented daily hour-long programmes for Oneclimate.net on the virtual website, Second Life, to test whether the technology could be used to enable a worldwide audience to participate in interviews which I conducted with delegates and lobbyists. At the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009 I was the senior journalist on a round-the-clock TV/web broadcast from the conference for OneClimate.net in association with Link TV, with responsibility for interviewing delegates, scientists and activists on the negotiations and on a range of climate issues. We had over 5 million viewers.
UN assignments have included writing and editing the media kits for two of the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Reports, co-edited “Timor Lorosa’e: One Momentous Year” in East Timor, worked on two State of the World’s Children reports for the UN Children’s Fund; and written country booklets for UNDP in Bangladesh and Indonesia. I have carried out assignments for many non-government organisations, including the International Baby Food Network, Consumers International, Healthlink Worldwide, Johns Hopkins University, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Panos Institute, OneWorld and, currently, Migrant Voice.