Bettina Ambach

  • Born 9 July 1966, Düsseldorf (Germany).
  • University studies in Hamburg and Düsseldorf (Germany), Yaoundé (Cameroon) and Montpellier (France). Master’s degree in History and French.
  • Since 1992: Journalistic work on international affairs for German Public Radio ARD (Deutschlandfunk, Deutsche Welle, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk).
  • Since 1995: Media consultant and lecturer on radio journalism across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Since 2005: Project manager for media and justice workshops, conferences and consultancies. Projects have addressed international criminal and transitional justice issues, human rights issues, gender-sensitive reporting, election reporting, conflict-sensitive reporting and journalistic ethics.
  • Consultancy work for the German Federal Foreign Office, European Union, International Nuremberg Principles Academy, Deutsche Welle Academy, Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano/ Colombia, United Nations Development Fund for Women / Liberia and International Criminal Court.
  • Since 2010: Director of Wayamo Foundation. Consultant on the design and implementation of judicial capacity-building programmes aimed at enabling investigators, prosecutors and judges to address core international and transnational crimes domestically.
  • Languages: German (mother tongue), English, French and Spanish.

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