Julia Bicknell, Trustee

Julia is a founding Director of World Watch Monitor, the niche online news agency dedicated to covering religion and conflict globally.

Prior to this, Julia spent more than 30 years with the BBC – as a radio and television newsreader, reporter and producer. She was part of the launch team of the UK’s 24 hour BBC News Channel in 1997.  She later served in the BBC Academy and coached many senior managers and leaders. Outside the BBC, she was the first news editor and breakfast presenter on UK’s Premier Radio, and Pakistan Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.  While in Pakistan, she fundraised for, and helped start, what became the trend-setting BBC ‘New Home, New Life’ Dari radio soap. She then launched the first national radio phone-ins in Vietnam for the BBC’s international charity BBC Media Action. She moved on to train journalists across Sudan and project managed major media initiatives for BBC Media Action in Nigeria, Kenya and Somalia 2009-2012. She was a Trustee of the Tropical Health and Education Trust (2004-7) and of Damaris Trust (2008-14).

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