Alison Campbell is currently Internews’ Vice President for Global Initiatives based in Washington, DC, overseeing our environmental, health, humanitarian and US programs. With a background in both journalism and humanitarian relief, she specializes in the design and troubleshooting of information projects in humanitarian, conflict, post conflict, peacebuilding and other transitional environments. She actively manages Internews Rapid Response Humanitarian Projects, most recently in Haiti, Greece, Nepal and Liberia (Ebola).
Alison has worked in various capacities for Internews since 1998: She established the Internews program at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, providing a foundation for the important work that Internews still does in Rwanda. She founded the Internews Burma project in 2001, set up Internews first J-school (for exiled Burmese journalists in Thailand) and transitioned the project to Yangon Myanmar in 2013. As Regional Manager for Africa Programs saw oversaw projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan between 2005 and 2008. Before joining Internews, Alison worked in radio, print and television newsrooms in South Africa and in the UK before spending four years as a press officer for CARE, managing press relations and policy in humanitarian emergencies including Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Bosnia.