Phil Harding

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Phil Harding "is a journalist, broadcaster and media consultant. He joined the Board in 2007. Previously he was an award-winning producer, editor and senior executive at the BBC.

"Recently he has written a report for Oxfam on international coverage and the future of U.K. public broadcasting- the Great Global Switch Off. He has also worked with the launch team of the new morning public radio programme on WNYC in New York, and lectured and conducted workshops in Argentina on public broadcasting and political independence.

"He has helped devise and is facilitating the BBC's College of Journalism's course for new editorial leaders dealing with issues such as impartiality and defining the ‘public interest'.

"He is a Fellow of the Radio Academy and of the Society of Editors. He is a Trustee of the Press Association and of One World Media.

"He writes for the Guardian newspaper on the media and on politics. He has also lectured at Wharton Business School on open media and innovation.

"At the BBC, Phil held a wide variety of senior editorial jobs. He was Director of English Networks and News for the World Service, Controller of Editorial Policy (responsible for the editorial standards of all BBC output and wrote the BBC's editorial guidelines), Chief Political Advisor, editor of news programmes at Five Live, editor of the Today programme and deputy editor of Panorama.

"Phil has led teams that have won numerous Sony Gold awards - the most prestigious radio awards in the U.K. On Panorama he won an Emmy in the United States for his documentary work." [1]

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  1. Trustees, One World Media, accessed July 22, 2010.