Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Wed, 1 May -
8:45 to 18:00

Joint Media Forum - Challenges and opportunities for the Media in the Age of Disinformation

Sirgut Yadeta

Co-founder, Ethiopian Institute for Leadership, Communication and Organisation

Sirgut is Co-founder of the Ethiopian Institute for Leadership, Communication and organisation. She is a very experienced communication specialist and journalist.  She has researched, written and edited on topics including international politics, the arts, new media, social media, and popular culture. She has worked for national and international clients including national media, oil & gas businesses, financial and governmental institutions. Traveling extensively for her clients, Sirgut has worked in Europe and Africa (Ethiopia). She has founded a charity that has built a school in Ethiopia for 500 children and has substantial engagements with the community and local government officials in Lalibela, Ethiopia. She has also experience in media relations in the hard news environment; managing online activities, publications, and events; editing and writing internal and external communications. Her clients have included Daily Telegraph, BG Group, Bank of England, Fidelity International Investment and Lloyds Group.  Sirgut holds degrees in Media, Information Technology and Software Engineering (MSc) and Marketing.