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Derek Thorne

Integrity Action
Head of Programme Development
United Kingdom
Derek Thorne joined Integrity Action in 2017 and his background combines international development, media and communication. Most recently he worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, designing and overseeing programmes aimed at improving journalism standards and boosting coverage of important topics around the world. These programmes included Wealth of Nations, a pan-African initiative assisting media to investigate tax abuse and illicit money - in 2017 it won Best International Capacity Building Project at the British Expertise International Awards. Prior to this he worked for One World Media, where he ran a UK-wide journalism education programme. Derek began his career as a radio journalist and filmmaker, before moving into training, project management, and international development. He then spent one year in Bangladesh working for a disability advocacy organization, and has run other projects involving media and communication in the UK and Tanzania.