World Press Freedom Day 2019
Director of Communications, Commonwealth Secretariat
Over a career spanning 40 years, Neil Ford has been a broadcast journalist in Northern Canada and a grassroots activist in the developing world, where he helped communities design partnership and governance strategies to give local people a voice in their own development. He has directed media and communication teams in the UN system with UNICEF (2000-2008), UNFPA (2008-2011), and UNESCO (2011-2015). Currently, Neil is Director of Communication at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.