Timothy Spence is an independent journalist, editor and newsroom trainer with more than 25 years of experience in print and online media. A specialist in post-conflict environments, he has led newsroom training and workshops in Africa, the Caucasus, Middle East, Balkans and Eastern Europe. Spence's most recent assignments were in Kosovo, Liberia, Uzbekistan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Ukraine.
Spence has trained journalists for PressNow, the International Center for Journalists, Transitions, the US State Department and the Fulbright Specialists Program. He has been a journalism lecturer at universities in Ghana, the Czech Republic, Armenia and Ethiopia, and a media expert for the OSCE and Council of Europe.
BRUSSELS — When world environment ministers gather in Nairobi to mark the 40th anniversary of the UN Environment Program this week, their focus is likely to be on another international meeting four months and half a world away: the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed Rio+20. The European Union’s environment commissioner, Janez Potočnik, arrived in Kenya with his proposed “green roadmap” for the Brazil summit, offering promises of leadership on sustainable global development and more money to help developing nations.