- Joined WSI in January 2017
Baher Kamal is Senior Advisor to the Director general of the international news agency IPS (Inter Press Service). He is an Egyptian-born, Spanish-national, secular journalist, with over 45 years of professional experience.
Since the late 70s, he specialised in all development related issues, as well as international politics.
He coordinated and edited all IPS stories focusing on poverty, agriculture, environment, development, emigration and immigration, gender, urbanisation, health, children, education, trade and South-South and North-South cooperation, among other issues.
He also worked as Senior Information Expert for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership at the European Commission in Brussels, and as the first-ever Information Officer and Spokesperson at UNEP’s Mediterranean Action Plan in Athens.
Kamal has trained media professionals from developing countries (mainly from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Arab Region) for several national and international organisations.
In addition to his professional experience in Middle East affairs and those of other developing regions, Kamal has served as a media consultant on development issues for a number of world organisations. He was the contributing editor of FAO magazine CERES in Arabic.
Baher Kamal acted as Team Leader for the coverage of dozens of world conferences and he interviewed a number of heads of States and Governments, in addition to thee United Nations Secretary General.
He is also publisher and editor of Human Wrongs Watch.
Baher Kamal speaks Spanish, Arabic, English and Italian, with knowledge of French, and currently lives between Madrid and Rome.