David Hoffman

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David Hoffman "is President of Internews Network, a global non-profit organization that fosters independent media and access to information worldwide. Co-founded by Hoffman in 1982, Internews Network has worked in 70 countries, and currently has offices in 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

"Hoffman has written widely about media and democracy, the Internet, and the importance of supporting pluralistic, local media around the world. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He has also testified before US House and Senate committees on issues of press freedom and access to information.

"Currently, Hoffman serves as Chair of the Management Committee for the Global Forum for Media Development, a cross-sector initiative of more than 400 leading media assistance organizations. GFMD works to develop and strengthen independent media around the world that are both responsive to, and reflective of, the needs of ordinary people.

"Hoffman was project director of the Emmy-award winning television series Capital to Capital in 1987-1990, produced in association with ABC News and Soviet State Television, and was project director for Internews’ broadcasts of the proceedings of the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, for which Internews was awarded the European Commission’s ECHO Award for Broadcast Commitment in 1996.

"From 1980-1982 Hoffman was the editor of Evolutionary Blues, a journal of political thought on international conflict, the threat of nuclear war, and US-Soviet relations.

"Hoffman has a BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and has completed doctoral work at the University of Colorado in the Social and Intellectual History of the United States." [1]

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  1. David Hoffman, Internews, accessed February 18, 2008.