Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance
University of Bedfordshire
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Ivor Gaber is Research Professor in Media and Politics at the
University of Bedfordshire and Emeritus Professor of Broadcast
Journalism at London University's Goldsmiths College.
He is also a broadcaster, researcher and consultant. As an independent producer he makes programmes for Radio 4 and the World Service. His main field of academic expertise is the field of political communications.
He has co-authored three books and numerous articles on this topic, and has served as a media consultant to a variety of organisations, governments and international bodies including various UK Government departments, the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNESCO (the United Nations’ Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation).
His journalistic career has included senior editorial positions at the BBC, ITN, Channel Four and Sky News. He has recently completed consultancies in Uganda and China.
In Uganda he helped set up the country's first national news agency for radio stations whilst in China he has been helping Chinese Government officials understand Western concepts of freedom of expression and ‘investigative journalism.
He is Deputy Chair of the Communications Section of the UK UNESCO National Commission and is on the organising committee for World Press Freedom Day.
He is also a Director of the Voice of the Listener and Viewer and the National Education Trust.