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French, German & Italian speaking freelance journalist, researcher, copy writer and translator with 15 years experience working on European issues. Advanced Internet researchmore...French, German & Italian speaking freelance journalist, researcher, copy writer and translator with 15 years experience working on European issues. Advanced Internet research skills.
Area Covered: London
Work Experience Summary: Media Experience
Pending, Assistant Producer/Researcher, Age of Enlightenment, 60min Factual documentary for ZDF, ARTE and Bejing TV being produced by Antelope films and due for broadcast in September 2011. Starting February 2011.
Assistant Producer, Europe’s Lost Billions, 30min documentary broadcast on Al Jazeera People in Power, December 2010, produced by the Bureau for Investigative Journalism. http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/peopleandpower/2010/12/2010121775380
Responsible for initiating and leading research for 8 month long investigation, in collaboration with the Financial Times, into the EU’s â‚¬350bn structural funds subsidy program that involved creating a user friendly searchable database of 650,000 project recipients in 231 regions in 27 EU member states. Rogue recipients included: German tobacco companies, French defence companies and Italy’s mafia • breaching EU rules. Investigation published over 5 days in FT, and documentary broadcast on Al Jazeera People in Power’, BBC Radio 4 File on Four, BBC World Service (Analysis) and France 2. March-December 2010
Independent Producer, More 4 News, London, covering foreign and domestic news features.
Broadcast July, 2009, EU pressure UK to share Swine Flu vaccine, lead story with live interview originating from high level EU source tip-off.
Broadcast July, 2009, Eurosceptic MPs take EU money, based upon innovative research that collated data from several public databases.
Broadcast June, 2009. Racism at the Financial Services Authority, based upon a leaked internal FSA report into problems with racial diversity, and included an interview with a former black employee..
Broadcast April, 2009. EU subsidises illegal fishing, a cross-border investigation into how foreign fishing vessels have benefited from generous EU subsidies, undertake illegal fishing around the UK and, in some cases, were prosecuted here.
Producer, CWU TV, monthly current affairs news and features program broadcast on Info TV for the Communications Workers Union, and produced by Flawless Media. Responsibilities: Finding Talent, contributors and full crews, news planning, producing news and features, studio producer, directing shoots and overall editorial content. July • December 2008.
Attaboy TV, Senior Researcher, Wheeler Dealer, responsible for finding and buying cars in France, Germany and Italy and setting-up shoots in these countries. February-March 2008.
Producer/Cameraman, EU Free Trade Agreement fuels AIDs in Kenya, a 10min news feature about fish exports to Europe and the link with record high increases in AIDs due to “Sex for Fish”. Distributed by Journeyman.
Newsnight, BBC2, Producer, lead exclusive story, Salmonella in European Eggs, June 2006.
Newsnight, BBC2, Researcher, June, 2006.
BBC Current Affairs, Researcher “Happiness” documentary series, BBC2, broadcast Spring 2006. December 2005.
BBC One O’ Clock News, Researcher, Autumn 2005.
Expatica.com/be, Editor, (full-time position) for an online news and features magazine for English speaking readers in Europe. Responsibilities: Editorial, personnel and budget management, including translating news from French and German into English daily. 2002-2004. Salary: £32,000.
French/German Translator, Jeremy Clarkson “Meet Thy Neighbours”, Clarkson’s translator at shoots in Belgium and Germany. Summer 2002.
TV3 News, Dublin, Producer, five-part investigation into Ireland’s modern arms trade series broadcast 2002.
The Sunday Times, London and Dublin, regular EU politics contributor from 1998-2003, covering EU agenda and own-initiative stories, including Euro-Elections, Euro, fraud, and enlargement. Plus, Kosovo crisis, NATO, WTO, bush meat, tobacco smuggling, and GMOs.
Regular contributor on EU politics from 1996-2003: The Daily Telegraph, London, The Sunday Business Post, Dublin, The European, London.
2006 - PGDip TV Current Affairs, City University, London.
1995 - M.A. EU Politics, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.
1993 - Erasmus Student, L’Institute d’Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg, France.
1994 - BA Politics and International Relations, Manchester Metropolitain University.
1990- German, Volkshochschules, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany.
Founder, Painting A Living, grass roots project in Kenya and Tanzania to help locals earn a living from painting for the tourist market. Supported by The British Council and the European Parliament. 2001-2004.
Referees: David Lloyd, Professor of Current Affairs Journalism, City University, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Lis Howell, TV Current Affairs Course Leader. Contact email@example.com