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Melanie Walker

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Melanie leads WAN-IFRA’s global media development programmes, including our signature capacity building initiatives: Media Professionals Programme (MPP), Women in News Programme (WIN), as well as the Executive Twinning Programme and Mobile News for Africa. These programmes adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to capacity building through mentoring, coaching and networking, as well as championing the development of new business models and experimentation with new platforms for journalism in emerging markets.

Melanie is a media development strategist specialising in the economic growth and sustainability of media in emerging markets with an emphasis on gender. She has previously held various leadership, program development and social investment strategy positions in North America and Europe, including four years in the WAN Press Freedom department.

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2018-06-12 15:25

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