Asia & Eurasia Director
Alan joined IWPR after studying communications in the US; working as a news editor in the UK and reporting as a freelancer from South East Asia; the former Yugoslavia and Egypt. Between 1998-2002 he served as DFID’s media advisor for Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. He has designed and implemented projects from the Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia, to Iran, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. Most recently, he has led programming across Asia – including a wide range of projects on and in North Korea, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma (Myanmar). He also serves as Chief of Party for a global counter disinformation project funded by the State Department - and is an Associate Fellow at King's College Centre, London, for Violent Extremism: He was a finalist in the UK Press Gazette Regional Journalist of the Year and has published extensively on media and conflict - and hate speech and social media in Burma.