Mary O'Shea

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Mary O'Shea

Head of Programmes, Rory Peck Trust
Mary O’Shea is Head of Programmes at the Rory Peck Trust, where she oversees all the initiatives that support freelance journalists. Mary is a programme specialist with over 14 years of experience. At the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, she provided technical support to country offices and their regional national partners, and developed and coordinated a regional programme to support the institutional capacity development of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia-Pacific. Before joining the UN, Mary was the Policy Desk Officer in the Human Rights & Democratisation Unit of the European Commission, covering Africa. Mary has also supported electoral processes and institutions in Afghanistan, Jordan, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Togo, Thailand, Moldova, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Maldives and Ethiopia. She is co-author of the UN Department of Political Affairs & Department of Peacekeeping Operations report on Integrated Electoral Assistance in Post-Conflict Settings, and worked as an advisor to the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan during the audit of the disputed presidential election of 2014.



  • Saturday 01/12
    • 15:45-16:45

      The New Frontline: Support for Local Investigative Journalists

      Mount Nebo 2