Alison Campbell, Internews’ Senior Technical Advisor, has more than 20 years of experience in the media development sector, working with local media outlets in humanitarian and health emergencies, democratic transitions, and conflict and post-conflict scenarios.
In 1999 Alison established Internews’ long-running work in Rwanda with a project she created at the Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal. She founded Internews’ Burma project In 2001, which ran for over a decade and included training inside Burma as well as the operation of the Internews Burma Journalism School that trained over 1,000 journalists in exile. After serving three years as Africa Regional Director, she moved to Washington, DC in 2013 as Director of Humanitarian Programming and later led Internews’ global COVID-19 response as VP for Health Programming. Following the 2021 coup in Myanmar, Alison returned to Asia to support the Internews Myanmar team in responding to the political crisis and conflict in the country.
Before joining Internews, Alison worked in radio and TV newsrooms in South Africa and in the UK, and as CARE Emergency Unit Press Officer for humanitarian responses in Rwanda, DR Congo, Burundi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and Bosnia.