He has now completed work on a long-running project to improve the skills of journalists in Sudan. He delivered courses for newspaper executives and for print, broadcast and online reporters, as well as training local media trainers. His latest work overseas has been in Afghanistan, training investigative reporters.
For two decades, British editor Martin Huckerby has trained journalists and advised news organizations across the world.
He is available for short-term assignments and longer projects - with an especial interest in working inside newspapers and news agencies, advising managements and then training journalists 'on the job'.
Since becoming an editorial consultant and journalism trainer, his services have been utilized many times in China, the Indian sub-continent, Africa and the Middle East. Other projects have included developing plans for publicising public administration reform in Serbia, and assisting the independent press and broadcasters in Macedonia.
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EXPERIENCE IN JOURNALISM
A long-time Fleet Street journalist, he spent a dozen years as a reporter and news editor at The Times of London, and later became foreign news editor of the British Sunday newspaper, The Observer.
Then he began an international career, spending several years in post-communist east Europe as the editor of The Prague Post, the Czech Republic's English-language newspaper.