Larry Jagan is a freelance reporter, analyst, media consultant, and trainer. Larry has participated in InterWorks’ trainings over the past 4 years as an expert resource and trainer in media interviewing components of integrated humanitarian field skills training simulations for the UNHCR eCentre. Larry offers training for journalists as well as anyone interested in managing their relations with media or improving their skills in interacting with the media in humanitarian environments.
Larry is the consummate trainer/practitioner. He is both an active and publishing journalist as well as a seasoned trainer/advisor in media matters. He has been the News and Current Affairs Editor for Asia and the Pacific at the BBC World Service as well as the Asia Editor (News and current affairs) at Radio Netherlands.
He previously worked in the nonprofit media production field for 12 years from 1991– 2003, as well as being an Editor of “Inside Asia” for 3 years from 1984–1986 in London, United Kingdom.
Larry also has extensive publications to his credit ranging from current news stories, to in-depth analysis and reports from the Asia region. A recent example is his Report of the Fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum for UNESCAP published in January 2012 with co-author Ai Chun Yeng. The fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-5) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 20-25 June 2011. It was organized by ESCAP in conjunction with more than 30 partner organizations within and outside the United Nations system. More than 900 participants attended the Forum, including ministers, mayors and other government officials, representatives from academia, the private sector, and civil society.
His university degree is from Monash University where he earned the B.A. (with Honors) Dip. Ed M. Ed, History, Economics and Sociology of Education.