Michael Schmidt

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Best-selling author, human rights rapporteur, investigative journalist, media trainer & free press activist
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng
Introduction Michael Schmidt is a best-selling African author, field reporter and human rights rapporteur with 32 years' experience in 47 countries on six continents, and a reputation for producing unique and challenging work. He has six non-fiction books published and is developing six more books and four multimedia projects. He was a 2009 Academic Leader at Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), a 2011 Media Fellow at Duke University (USA), and a 2017 Fellow at the Arts Rights Justice Academy (Germany). He continues to write for both the mainstream and alternative media. He is: * former Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) * Administrative Secretary, Professional Journalists Association of South Africa (ProJourn) * Fellowship Co-ordinator, Hammerl Arts Rights Transfer (HART) * Co-Creative Director, Not Night, but An Absence of Stars