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Aidan White

Aidan White is the Director of the Ethical Journalism Network, a global campaign to promote good governance in journalism across all media platforms, which was launched in 2012.During 2012 he has taken part in major debates on ethics and journalism at international level and has played a leading role in a national campaign on ethics, good governance and self-regulation for media in Pakistan (see He is currently working closely with media development groups in South East Europe. He is the chief external adviser on the creation of a new self-regulatory authority in Egypt and, with local media professionals, has published an Egyptian guide to ethical journalism. He is the former General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) the world’s largest organisation of journalists which he left in March 2011 after 24 years. He was the key figure in building the IFJ from a small European-based network into the world’s largest organisation of journalists with members in 126 countries. As well as extensive journalistic skills, White is an effective communicator and campaigner. Before he joined the IFJ he worked for 19 years as a journalist. He was with The Guardian from 1980 to 1987.