World Press Freedom Day 2016
Managing Director, Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (Belgium)
Patrick H. Leusch is currently Managing Director of the Global Media Forum, the Global Conference on Media and foreign Policy organized annually by Deutsche Welle. Before, he was Head International Relations of DW Akademie, a world leading media development organization. Mr Leusch is responsible for the organizations advocacy activities, for international networking and fundraising. His team develops strategic media projects with international consortia and partnerships in developing, fragile or transformation countries worldwide. He represents the organization in a range of partnerships with international agencies, networks and towards political bodies, such as the European Commission or UN.
Mr Leusch is also Secretary General and Member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development, GFMD, the global network of media development organizations.