World Press Freedom Day 2016
Director, Ethical Journalism Network (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Aidan White is the Director of the Ethical Journalism Network, the global organisation of the world’s major media professional groups which promotes ethics, good governance and self-regulation of journalism across all media platforms. Mr White is a journalist who has worked on numerous publications including The Guardian and the Financial Times and for 24 years was General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, during which time he helped create the world’s largest organisation of journalists with members in 126 countries. Aidan White founded the EJN in 2012 and today the Network has more than 60 members and supports programmes to strengthen journalism in the Middle East, South Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. He is also founder of global networks and coalitions of media organisations and press freedom groups. In particular, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, (1993) and news safety International News Safety Institute, (2003). For 20 years he has been an adviser to the intergovernmental organisations, including the United Nations and its major agencies, on ethical journalism and regulation of media. He has written extensively on media policy, journalism and human rights.