Olaf Steenfadt heads the 'Media Ownership Monitor' project and the ‘Journalism Trust Initiative’ at the press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders, RSF. For many years, he has been engaged as a consultant and coach in media development cooperation. Mandates of international organizations and NGOs lead him primarily to Southeast Europe and the Arab world. He previously worked for national German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF in various roles, including as a radio and TV presenter, investigative reporter, domestic and foreign correspondent, as well as in format development and corporate communication. Olaf is a member of the ‘High-level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation’ of the European Commission and of the ‘Committee of Experts on Quality of Journalism in the Digital Age’ at the Council of Europe. He teaches frequently at universities in Germany and Europe.
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