Ramesh Jaura, Executive
Journalist - Facilitator - Media
Professional - Global Affairs Observer
Ramesh Jaura is a
journalist and an experienced moderator | facilitator
specialising in inter-cultural communication, globalization,
international development cooperation, and South Asia,
in 1983 what was until beginning of 1997 called
the North-South Forum.
President of Germany awarded Jaura in June 1996 the Federal
Cross on Ribbon for promoting international understanding.
A journalist with an experience of 46 years in the profession,
Jaura is since 2009
Director of GLOBALOM MEDIA group that
provides news in depth in its onlne magazines, trains media in
global affairs and publishes specialised educational materials
on issues of global significance.
IDN-In Depth News and GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
are flagships of GLOBALOM MEDIA.
born in 1942 in ‘British’ India, He obtained
a Master of Arts degree from the University of Delhi in 1964 and
soon took to journalism. In November 1968 he travelled to Europe
and reported until June 1969 from Hungary, Czechoslovakia,
Bulgaria, the Soviet Union, Austria, Germany and France. One
year later, he returned to Europe to report from West Berlin,
Bonn, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw for several Indian and UAE
weekly newspapers. He also served as Germany correspondent of
All India Radio and was a frequent participant in TV talk shows
on international relations. For
IPS-Inter Press Service News Agency,
Jaura reported on UN conferences from Brazil, Indonesia, Japan
and the Netherlands. He has also served as communication
consultant to IFAD (Rome) and to the Executive Secretary of the
UNCCD in Bonn.
He headed the Germany
bureau of IPS-Inter Press Service News Agency between1987
and 2002. Subsequently he served until 2008 as Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Europe
in-charge of coordinating the EuroMediterranean network of the
global news agency, and as Director on its international
Jaura was the President of Maastricht-based
Euforic (Europe's Forum on International Cooperation) 2002
Jaura is a
German national of Indian origin.
Jaura was the first journalist from a developing land, who was
elected in 1981 as President of the Foreign Press Association (VAP),
then based in Bonn. He was re-elected in the following two years.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of VAP he co-published a
collection of essays titled Der gefesselte Riese - Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus der
Sicht ausländischer Korrespondenten (The Giant in Chains -
Foreign Correspondents' View of the Federal Republic of