Klaus A. Boldt, M.A.

Journalist, Internet publisher, Online Editor and Consultant, currently based in Berlin/Germany. Dedicated to journalism in the field of International Development since more than 40 years, he founded "Entwicklungspolitik Online", the leading independent Development Website in German language, in 1995 (1996 @epo.de). At present, he is running "boldt publishing" and working as online editor and webmaster of several websites dealing with international politics, development and environment.

(Cartoon by Suresh Sawant, The Times of India ;- thanks, Suresh!)


Profile

Name: Klaus A. Boldt
Occupation: Journalist / Online Editor & Internet Consultant
Address: Rathenower Str. 31, D-10559 Berlin, Germany
Phone/Fax: +49-30 4058 5087
E-Mail: boldt(at)epo.de
Homepage: boldt.de | boldtpublishing.com (both currently prepared for relaunch) | epo.de | epojobs.de | netznomaden.de | netnomads.org (both under hard work, but still offline)
Date of Birth: September 22, 1955
Place of Birth: Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Education: Master of Arts (Political Science and History, 1982), University of Freiburg
Status: divorced, but happy with his dog "Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!")



Curriculum Vitae

2001 until today
Managing Director, Online Editor & Publisher

boldt publishing
Berlin, Germany
Editor in Chief & Publisher
"Entwicklungspolitik Online" (epo.de | epojobs.de | netznomaden.de | netnomads.org
Research trips, i.a. to West Africa, East and Southern Africa, South East Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegowina, Serbia & Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece).

1998-2000
Managing Director - Internet / Multimedia

NMP NeueMedien Produktion GmbH & Co. KG
Bonn, Germany
Research trips, i.a. to Tunisia, Ethiopia, Thailand (1999)

1995-1997
Freelancer

(Development Journalism, Internet Consulting & Publishing)
Laufenburg, Germany
(since that time working on www.epo.de)
Research trips to several developing countries, inter alia Brazil, Ghana (1996)

1992-1994
Editor

"Third World and Development" department
epd News Agency
Frankfurt, Germany
Covering UNCED, Rio de Janeiro (1992), UNCPD, Kairo (1994)
Several research trips to developing countries, inter alia Guinee (Evaluation of a World Bank rainforest project 1992), Brazil (Rio & Amazon Region, 1992)

1988-1991
Freelancer

Focus: Development, Environment, International Relations, NGO's
Regional Focus: Africa, South East Asia, Brazil
Working with: Frankfurter Rundschau, ARD Radio Stations (WDR, SWR, HR, NDR, SDR, SR, etc.) epd, several other Newspapers and Magazines;
based in Frankfurt, Germany
Research trips to i.a. Philippines, Benin, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo.

1987-1988
Editor

epd-Entwicklungspolitik (epd News Agency, Development Policy Branch), now "welt-sichten", run by the protestant church in Germany

1983-1987
Volunteer, Editor

"SÜDKURIER" Daily Newspaper
Konstanz, Germany

1977-1983
Student (Political Sciences & Modern History)

University of Freiburg, Germany
Focus on International Politics; Research on Developing Countries and International Relations
Diploma thesis on "The U.S. Relations to Latin America during the Nixon Adminstration".


Skills

Languages:
German, English, Spanish (un poco), French (un peu), Alemannisch (language of a German tribe, spoken until today)

Journalism:
Worked with News Agency, Newspapers, Magazines, Radio Broadcasting, Online Services, Online Media
Main interests: International development and environment, IT for development (ICT4D) and - first of all - the people (including animals, plants etc.)

Journalism Training:
On-the-job and off-the-job training of journalists from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America in Co-operation with InWEnt - International Institute for Journalism, now GIZ (Berlin) and Inter Press Service (Bonn)

Project Management:
Some experience in Project Cycle Management, Change Management, professional in handling tools (mainly open source)

ICT Skills:
Platforms: Apple Macintosh, Windows PC, Linux;
Software: Mac OS, Linux Applications, Windows, MS Office et al., OpenOffice
Networking: Basic knowledge in LAN, WAN, Intranet, Extranets, Social Media

Multimedia & Webdesign:
HTML, all other software: depending on professionals...

Content Management:
PHP, MySQL, Joomla, Wordpress


Other Occupations

Journalism
Co-founder of Third World Journalist's Network in Germany (DWJN) 1989
Off-the-job training of Journalist in Co-operation with Inter Press Service (IPS), European Office Bonn, and InWEnt / International Institute for Journalism, Berlin (IIJ, now GIZ)

Consulting & Project Management
Former registered Consultant of the Information for Development Programme (InfoDev), The World Bank.
Evaluation of ASED (Asia-Europe Dialogue on alternative political strategies, a project of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
Several consulting jobs for German NGOs, including an evaluation of a Word Bank Nature Conservation Project in Guinea (Conakry), wich was cancelled - it served neither the people nor the environment )

Internet Coaching
Inhouse Coaching of Governmental & Nongovernmental Institutions: German Ministry for Development Co-operation (BMZ), UNICEF Germany, German Agro Action, VENRO, et al.

Adult Education
Coaching of Internet Newcomers and Webmasters from Development Institutions & NGO's (at AZK, Königswinter, Germany)
Topics: Internet Basic Services, Search Strategies, Webdesign, Online-Promotion.

Memberships
Member of ver.di / dju - Journalist's Union of Germany;
Member of the Third World Journalist's Network in Germany (DWJN) - currently offline)
Member of the Society for International Development (SID), Berlin chapter
Member in spe of "Reporters sans frontiéres" (RSF) (coming soon)
Member of "Weltlädeli Murg" (a fair trade shop in Baden/Germany)


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