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Rose takes questions at conference, Netherlands

Michael Rose is a journalist, broadcaster, media trainer, author and former corporate communications executive. Originally from Canada, Rose is now based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked in a senior capacity for major media organizations around the world, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Maclean's Magazine, UPI, Radio France International, Australia's Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, and the Reuters news agency in London. From 2003-2006 he was Chief of Communications and Publications for Interpol at the police agency's global headquarters in Lyon, France. He has been Manager of Media and Public Affairs for Amnesty International Australia and External Relations Manager for the Reserve Bank of Australia's banknote issue division.

A native of Montreal, Rose attended Concordia University there and earned a Bachelor's degree in English literature and psychology. He then studied journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, after which he began his career in the media. He holds an Honours Master of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of Wollongong in Australia. He is a former Visiting Fellow of the Journalists in Europe Foundation in Paris.

Over the last twenty-five years, Rose has written extensively in a variety of media genres - news reporting, political commentary and analysis, as well as feature and travel articles. He is the author of five books. He has taught journalism at University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney in Australia, and has delivered guest lectures at Montreal's Concordia University and the University of Hanoi in Viet Nam. He has also trained working journalists in Africa, Asia and Europe.

His work has taken him around the globe. That itinerary included a series of trouble spots, including Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Haiti; Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Zambia and Zimbabwe; Indonesia, Fiji and East Timor.

Rose has provided consultancy services to a range of organizations, including the South African Broadcasting Corporation, AusAID, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the New South Wales Refugee Review Tribunal, the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Conciliation Resources London, the Reuters Foundation, Internews, the Press Development Institute of Thailand, Canon Asia-Pacific (via Hill&Knowlton), Australia Wool Innovation Limited, the United Nations Political Office for Somalia, and the Centre for Research and Dialogue (Somalia), and the Vertex Group.

He founded Global Communication Associates in 2006.