The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
has created the post of information director to co-ordinate its gobal
communications strategy. The institute exists to promote democracy and
is based in Stockholm.
It has an annual budget of pounds 5 million and is funded by 17
countries and by bodies like the International Federation of
Journalists. The information director will report to the institute’s
director general, Bengt Save-Soderbergh and oversee a press and
publications team of eight. PR was previously handled jointly by
publications officer Sara Jane Coxen and senior press officer Cilla
Ungerth Jolis, both of whom will report to the new director.