David Quin is the Managing Director of Thomson Media GmbH Berlin, and is responsible for sourcing and managing all donor-funded projects. He has over 14 years’ experience of creating and running large-scale media development projects worldwide. He manages teams of consultants and regional staff, and has trained hundreds of reporters in over 40 countries for a range of donors - including the UNDP, UNESCO, the OSCE, the EU, the FCO and SIDA.
As a reporter for international print and broadcast media, David has lived in Buenos Aires, Baku, Skopje and Beirut, covering stories ranging from the Argentine IMF default in 2001 and the geopolitics of Caspian oil to transnational crime in the Balkans and the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, working for the IWPR, CBC, RTE and BBC. In 2007 he co-authored the Thomson Foundation/EJC guide to covering the EU for journalists from the Mediterranean. He holds an undergraduate degree in history from Sussex University and a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the London College of Printing.