An Accredited Expert, Professor Ivor Gaber represents the UK government on the IPDC, the UN body dedicated to supporting media and communication in developing countries.
An independent media consultant and the first Professor of Political Journalism at the University of Sussex, Ivor Gaber is an elected member of UNESCO’s inter-governmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
An expert practitioner, teacher and researcher in political journalism, Professor Gaber has been widely published, is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences worldwide, and has devised and run training courses and media projects for journalists in new and post-conflict democracies in Africa, Asia and Europe.
In addition to former academic roles at Goldsmith’s London and the University of Bedfordshire, Ivor’s previous experience as a reporter, producer and programme editor spans the major news channels including BBC TV and Radio, ITN, Channel Four and Sky News and national newspapers. He is currently an election consultant for ITV News and has advised UK Government departments, the European Union and the Council of Europe.
Described by Guy Berger (UNESCO’s Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development) as ‘the father of the United Nations Plan to protect journalists’, Pofessor Gaber has made a major contribution to the work of the UN and is a passionate advocate of freedom of expression.