Peter Whitehead

Peter Whitehead, Director of Communications, has worked in media development, communications and law for 20 years. Prior to joining MDIF in 2005, Peter was a media consultant advising international clients, including the World Association of Newspapers (WAN), Danish Foreign Ministry, Danida, UNESCO, International Media Support, and The Irish Times. From 1996 to 1999, he was Director of the World Editors Forum, an international association of newspaper editors spanning 32 countries, and Head of Press Freedom of WAN, developing and implementing its media advocacy and development activities. Previously, he was sub-editor at The South China Morning Post and editor of Asian Law Journal in Hong Kong. Earlier he also served as Legal Advisor to WAN, advising publishers on international legal issues. Peter has an LLB from the Faculty of Law of Manchester University. He is based in York, UK.