Marek Bekerman

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

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Current positions

Programme Leader in MA International Journalism, Lecturer in Radio and International Journalism


Marek Bekerman has worked for 25 years in public service broadcasting and international media development. Between 1990 and 2011, he worked as a journalist,  producer and editor for BBC News in London, and since 2004 has travelled extensively in the Former Soviet Union countries and the Middle East on media development and journalism training assignments. In 2012, he designed a comprehensive reform programme of the Georgian Public Broadcaster for the European Commission, and between 2010 and 2012, he coordinated international efforts to reform and modernise Turkmenistan’s media legislation and regulation. He was Project Director for the EC-funded media development project in Central Asia between 2007 and 2009, and journalism education expert for a BBC-led project to modernise media education in Ukraine in 2005-2007. 


Marek is Programme Leader in MA International Journalism and teaches a range of modules in journalism with specialism in general and international news, broadcast (radio) and online.

Research Interests

Media regulation, public service broadcasting, media development, international news, future of radio, development journalism, urban journalism, media in conflict resolution and post-conflict countries.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • NUJ