Internews Europe

Internews Europe

Information Changes Lives

Internews Europe improves access to information worldwide. We do this by strengthening local media and information systems so that all citizens can make their voices heard, claim equal rights and understand critical issues. We are leaders in innovation in digital technologies to support vulnerable, crisis-hit populations.

Board of Trustees

The Trustees of Internews Europe collectively bring many decades experience in media, international development, social enterprise and innovation.

We are governed by a committed team of people with deep expertise in fields such as development, journalism, business, finance, politics and conservation.

David Hoffman

David is the Founder and CEO of both Internews Europe and our sister organisation Internews Network. He has written widely about media and democracy, the Internet, and the importance of supporting a diverse local media around the world. David was a founder of the Global Forum for Media Development and remains its Chairman Emeritus. He was project director for the Emmy-award winning television series Capital to Capital in 1987-1990, produced in association with ABC News and Soviet State Television. David was also project director for Internews’ broadcasts of the proceedings of the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, for which Internews was awarded the European Commission’s ECHO Award for Broadcast Commitment in 1996. David was the Editor of Evolutionary Blues, a journal of political thought on international conflict, the threat of nuclear war, and US-Soviet relations in the early 1980s.

Vidhi Tambiah
Co-Chair and Treasurer

Vidhi Tambiah


Vidhi Tambiah has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Geneva based World Microfinance Forum since 2009. Prior to that, Vidhi spent almost 20 years as an investment professional, originally with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and latterly joining the World Economic Forum in Geneva where he helped create the Centre for Strategic Insight and contributed to the Annual Meeting in Davos. 


Martin Hallqvist

Martin Hallqvist

Martin is a retired Swedish ambassador. During his diplomatic career, he was also a spokesman for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a diplomat in Moscow, Tokyo, New York (Swedish UN Mission), Helsinki and the Swedish ambassador to Ukraine. Alongside Internews Europe, he is a board Member of the Centre for European Research, Lund University.

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