Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2017

Wed, 3 May - 16:15 to 17:45

Parallel Session 4

James Deane

Director of Policy and Learning, BBC Media Action

James Deane is Director of Policy and Learning at BBC Media Action where he oversees the organisation’s research, technical assistance and policy activities.  James has spent more than 30 years working in the field if media development.  He was a founding member and later executive director of the Panos Institute, London and immediately before joining BBC Media Action in 2007, Managing Director of the Communication for Social Change Consortium, a New York-based organisation set up by the Rockefeller Foundation. 
He has provided formal strategic advice and consultancies to Dfid, Sida, Norad, Danida, Swiss Development Cooperation, the World Bank, WHO, Unicef, Unesco, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNFPA, IFAD, FAO, the Rockefeller Foundation among other agencies, mostly related to communication and media in development. He has a Masters degree (distinction) in international communication and development.  He has written numerous papers and publications on media, information and communication technologies.