European Media Director, Human Rights Watch
Andrew Stroehlein is European Media Director of Human Rights Watch. Based in Brussels, he oversees media outreach and strategy in Europe, Central Asia and West Africa, and advises on public advocacy via social media across the organization. He previously worked as Communications Director of the International Crisis Group from 2003 to 2013, addressing peace and security issues around the world with a particular focus on leveraging media coverage for concerted action to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts. In this position, in his previous role at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, and as a journalist, he has written about violent conflict, post-conflict situations, authoritarian regimes, and post-authoritarian transitions, as well as the role of the media in all of these. Mr. Stroehlein has reported from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kenya, Nigeria, Colombia, Indonesia, and elsewhere, and his commentary articles have appeared in most major newspapers in Europe and North America, and many in Asia and Africa as well.