Phil Chetwynd

Phil Chetwynd

Global News Director at AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE

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  • AFP


    25 years 9 months

    • Global News Director

      - Present2 years 10 months

      Paris, Île-de-France, France

      Leader of the global AFP newsroom of 1,700 journalists based in some 150 countries. Responsible for implementing the agency's visual-first multimedia strategy and driving the digital transformation of the company. Built AFP's leading position in the battle against misinformation. On advisory boards of First Draft News, Reporters Without Borders, Global Editors Forum and the NewsXchange.

    • Global Editor-in-Chief

      - 6 years 6 months

      Paris, Île-de-France, France

      Responsible for all day-to-day editorial operations of the news agency and a leading voice in the creation of AFP's editorial strategy. Led a change of culture to put image production at the center of AFP's production and newsgathering process. Helped build video production from start-up culture to disruptive industry force. AFP won many top industry prizes including Pulitzer and World Press Photo under stewardship.

    • Chief Asia Editor

      - 6 years 2 months

      Hong Kong SAR

      Responsible for running all editorial operations in 30 bureaus from the South Pacific to Afghanistan. Set up AFP's first fully integrated multimedia newsroom in Hong Kong. Built AFP's video service from scratch starting with a single stringer in Bangkok. Ran major stories across the region including China's economic transformation, the chaos in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the Japanese nuclear crisis. Planned and anchored news coverage of Olympic Games in Beijing.

    • Asia News Editor

      - 4 years 1 month

      Hong Kong SAR

      Ran day-to-day coverage of major general, business and sporting news from across the Asia-Pacific region. Planned and anchored coverage of major summits such as APEC, World Trade Organisation and ASEAN.

    • Correspondent/Editor

      - 11 months

      Paris, Île-de-France, France

      Edited top world stories. Special three-month reporting assignment to New York in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    • China News Editor, deputy bureau chief

      - 2 years 4 months

      Beijing, China

      Ran coverage of China's emergence and economic rise including its accession to the World Trade Organisaton and its growing rivalry with the United States. Also shaped coverage of North Korea and reported from the isolated country.

    • Editor/Correspondent

      - 1 year 4 months

      Hong Kong SAR

      Edited top Asian general news and business stories. Reporting assignments for major breaking news stories in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Taiwan.

    • Editor/Correspondent

      - 2 years 4 months

      Nicosia, Cyprus

      Edited breaking news from across the Middle East. Reporting assignments in Israel, Palestinian territories, Iran, Yemen, Egypt and the Gulf

  • Reporter

    The News, Portsmouth

    - 2 years 7 months

    Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

    Journalist for large regional newspaper with daily circulation of 80,000. Covered everything -- courts, councils, crime, business, sport, features and entertainment. Learned a huge amount.


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