Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Tribute To Russel Twisk

Russell Twisk

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Next Century Foundation Board Member, Mr Russell Twisk. Russell was formerly editor of the Listener and of the Reader's Digest Magazine (during Russell's time at the Reader's Digest he turned it into Britain's best selling periodical). He was also a member of the Board of the Press Complaints Commission and President of the Media Society, as well as serving on our own International Council for Press and Broadcasting and as a Board Member of the International Communications Forum.

Russell was a great campaigner for the best standards of journalism and worked tirelessly to promote improved standards of Media Ethics. Russell was a strong believer in rapprochement between nations which was what led him to become one of the founding members of the Next Century Foundation. One of his last public appearances was to present the Peace Through Media Award to Dov Alfon, the Editor in Chief of Haaretz, at the International Media Awards. Russell will be sorely missed.

Tributes to Russell can be found on the pages of the Next Century FoundationMedia Society and International Media Awards websites as well as on the obituaries pages of The Times and the UK Press Gazette


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