Guy Berger

Director for Strategies and Policies in the field of Communication and Information, UNESCO

Guy Berger is Director for Strategies and Policies in the field of Communication and Information at UNESCO. He is responsible for the Organization’s global work on press freedom, safety of journalists, internet freedom, media pluralism and independence, gender and media, media and information literacy, and journalism education. Before joining UNESCO, he headed the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He has also worked in both press and television and had a long-running column on the The Mail & Guardian website. Besides that, Guy Berger was the deputy chair of the South African National Editors Forum. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy, from Rhodes University, has published extensively, and has won several awards.

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