World Press Freedom Day 2019
Head of Policy and International development at Fojo Media Institute, Linneus University, Sweden
Lars Tallert is Head of Policy and International Development at Fojo Media Institute and Sweden’s representative to Unesco’s IPDC Intergovernmental Council. He has more than 30 years’ experience of media and development cooperation. His earlier assignments include advisory functions and consultancies for the Swedish Prime Minister’s Office, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sida, The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, OECD/DAC, UN Habitat, Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, the Regional Kurdish Government in Iraq as well as major Swedish tech companies such as Ericsson and ABB. For two years, he was stationed in Managua, Nicaragua, working at the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights under Vilma Nuñez Escorcia, Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights.