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Lifetime achievement award for Thomson Foundation's Bettina Peters

Posted by David Quin

Thomson Foundation’s Bettina Peters has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Global Forum for Media Development.

Bettina, who is Thomson Foundation’s senior development consultant and formerly director of development, is the founding executive director  of the Forum, an organisation committed to making media development an integral part of international development strategies.

Announcing the award at the World Press Freedom Day UNESCO conference in Helsinki on May 3, Leon Willems, chairman of the Global Forum for Media Development, paid tribute to Bettina’s dedication to the promotion of freedom of expression and a vibrant news media.

“Her achievements are many. First among them, she had a knack for getting people to work together under the GFMD umbrella,” he says. “We received many lovely testimonials from our members citing her endless energy, her remarkable courage, and her unwavering commitment to people and organisations from Albania to Ukraine.”

Bettina, who started her career with International Federation of Journalists, was the director of programmes at the European Journalism Centre before joining the GFMD. 

She joined the Thomson Foundation in October 2012.

 

Her achievements are many. She has an unwavering commitment to people and organisations from Albania to Ukraine.

Leon Willems, chairman, Global Forum for Media Development
About Bettina

Bettina, who started her career with International Federation of Journalists, was the director of programmes at the European Journalism Centre before joining the GFMD. She joined the Thomson Foundation in October 2012.

 

 

 

David Quin

David Quin

Director of Development

About: David is in charge of sourcing and managing all donor-funded projects. He leads the foundation's largest ever project, the European Neighbourhood OPEN Media Hub.

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