Bettina Peters is Senior Development Consultant at the Thomson Foundation. She advises on new media development projects and provides guidance on project design and evaluation.
She has more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing journalism and media capacity building programmes around the world, particularly in Asia and Africa.
Before joining the Foundation, Bettina was the director of the Global Forum for Media Development, (GFMD) a membership network of some 400 media assistance organisations from around the globe. She led the organisation's activities and coordinated the GFMD's efforts to promote recognition of the key role media play in strengthening democratic development.
Previously she worked as the director of programmes at the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and worked at the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), where she set up the IFJ's project division.
She holds a masters' degree in political science and journalism from the University of Hamburg and has edited a range of publications, including a global survey of women in journalism for the IFJ, the EJC handbook on Civic Journalism and the GFMD's Media Matters.
She is the recipient of the life time achievement award of the Global Forum for Media Development. She is fluent in German and English.
"Her achievements are many. Bettina Peters has an unwavering commitment to people and organisations from Albania to Ukraine."
Leon Willems, chairman, Global Forum for Media Development