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Michelle Betz

Michelle Betz is a journalist and media consultant now based in Accra, Ghana who joins the Rwanda Initiative with additional support from UNESCO.

Before starting her own consultancy, Betz taught broadcast journalism for six years at the University of Central Florida, where she also launched the award-winning student-run radio station WNSC (now WGKN).

She was in Butare late last year to assist in the training of student journalists and the launch of a new community radio station, Radio Salus at the National University of Rwanda.

Michelle's professional experience includes segment producing for the CBC network television morning show. She also assisted with the coverage of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway and worked in the London bureau of CTV.

She continues to freelance for the Globe and Mail, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and CBC Radio. Michelle has also conducted training for National Public Radio's Next Generation Radio Project, the Voice of America, the Center for Development Communication (United Nations Population Fund) and WORL Radio.

In 2003 she was awarded a Knight International Press Fellowship and spent four months working in Rwanda.

Betz graduated from Carleton’s Master of Journalism program in 1994.

Through the Rwanda Initiative, Michelle will be working with Radio Salus in Butare during March and April.



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