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Udo Seiwert-fauti


Career Radio/ tv since June 07 Senior Correspondent (freelance) Strasbourg/ Eurodistrict/ Metropolregion (accredited e.g. Council of Europe, EP, Court of Human Rights, European Science Foundation,

Career Radio/ tv since June 07 Senior Correspondent (freelance)
Strasbourg/ Eurodistrict/ Metropolregion
(accredited e.g. Council of Europe, EP, Court of Human Rights, European Science Foundation, Club de la Presse Strasbourg))

1998–2007 Managing Scotland Correspondent (freelance)
- German ARD radios/tv
- Deutschlandfunk/Deutsche Welle
- Swissinfo (intern. Swiss radio)
- BBC Scotland / BBC News London
- national German newspapers
- German-French tv (ARTE)
- European media magazines
- Chinese and Saudi sport magazines
accredited Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
regular contributor BBC Scotland

2000–2001/2 Senior Broadcast Journalist BBC Scotland
Good Morning Scotland Programme
(First German ever to make it )

1986- 1998 Managing Editor (ARD) Hessen Radio Frankfurt
Deputy Head Regional Radio Station, Wetzlar
Responsible: building-up/installing Curr Aff/ news team

1977-1986 Reporter/Presenter ARD/SDR Radio Stuttgart
Curr Aff and news
1973- 1976 Apprenticeship Baden-Baden Radio ARD/SWF3 Apprenticeship 2nd German tv, ZDF Mainz

1970 – 1972 German Forces Broadcasting Service incl. Olympic Games 1972, HQ Radio TV, Munich

Current Work Reporting European affairs from Strasbourg, Scotland reporting for public-funded German /continental European broadcasters involving e.g. Human Rights, British/Scottish Sport, Cycling, Current Affairs /politics, tourism, UK media, business/economy, High Tech/ Bio Tech

International work Council of Europe Sessions, European Science Foundation Annual Meeting, European Parliament Brussels /Strasbourg sessions
Caucas Democrats Abroad Edinburgh ,Nato-Meeting Edinburgh, OECD Ministerial meeting Edinburgh, Guardian International TV Festival Edinburgh, International Media Congress Cologne, Birmingham Motor Show / IAA Frankfurt, OECD Conference on Genetics Edinburgh, European Space Agency Ministerial Meeting Edinburgh, 15 years Tour de France reporting, Scottish and UK General Elections; Switzerland/ Netherlands/ Belgium reporting ;Senior Producer German/French tv reports

Advisory work Advising German /Scottish business and (sport) political institutions as well as governmental departments /Consulate Generals on Scotland and Europe /Germany
Development of Scottish-German newsletter
Managing Producer European tv broadcasts on Scotland

Specialist media work Coach/trainer ARD Radio for young journalists /trainees
Training course for Senior Editors in German Radio
ARD Head of Radio at International Radio/ tv Fair, Berlin
Co-Ordinator digital European project (ARD radios and Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg radio).

Sport related work Organising Committee national / international cycling
Member Press Dept, World Championships, Cycling, Stuttgart
1990 – 1996 Head of Press, Hessen Cycling Association
and member committees, German Cycling Federation
advising Scottish Cycling Federation

Education/Studies University for Applied Science(Economics), Mainz
2 Degrees in Macro- and Micro-Economics
Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH), Diplom-Betriebswirt (grad)
College of Economics, Koblenz
Apprenticeship Daimler-Benz AG, Koblenz and Stuttgart

Memberships Radio Academy UK
Scottish Parliament Journalists Association
Association des Journalistes Europeens
National Union of Journalists, Scotland
German Journalists Union (ver.di)
National Union of German sports journalists (VDS)
Association Internationale des Journalistes du Cyclisme (AIJC)
Scottish Forum for Modern Government

Publications German travel guide “Scotland “
Regular columns on Scottish and British media

Languages English/Scottish (near-native)
German (native)
French (fluent)
Flemish/Dutch (good)
Swiss-German, Elsässer, Letzeberjer

Specialist areas

Europe developments from Strasbourg (CoE, EU Parly etc.) ,United Kingdom and Scotland, Sport , Media Developments on European continent, Media UK,


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