Global Health Frontline News Names David Lindsay Managing Editor, Starts New Website

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Launched in January, GHFN is a nonprofit reporting venture sending newsgathering crews worldwide.

Global Health Frontline News (GHFN) has announced that veteran television news writer and producer David Lindsay has joined its production staff as Managing Editor.

Mr. Lindsay has worked in broadcast television news for more than 20 years, most of them with two of the world's leading news organizations, ITN and CNN. During his 12 years at CNN International, he produced and executive produced many of the network's leading programs, including prime-time shows, special events and documentaries. Over the last five years with CNN, he ran the Feature Programming Unit, beginning with 'Global Challenges' one of the first major network programs focusing on sustainable development. He also executive produced many new and existing programs, including 'Inside the Middle East', 'Inside Africa', 'World Report', 'Be The Change' and the weekly documentary series 'World's Untold Stories'.

“I worked with David for many years at CNN International,” said GHFN’s Executive Editor Gary Strieker. “He’s an innovative, tireless professional with a special interest in the developing world, and we know that he will make a major contribution to our efforts to cover global health stories with distinction.”

GHFN's new website, http://www.ghfn.org, launched today as the home platform for its video news stories on the Internet. "Our goal is to develop our website into a major hub for global health-focused video news material and commentary," said Strieker. "In the months ahead, the site will become a distinctive and engaging destination for anyone seeking the latest news from the front lines of global health challenges."

Launched in January, GHFN is now assigning video newsgathering crews worldwide to cover major global health stories in partnership with selected broadcasters and Internet platforms. As a nonprofit project with a mission to produce video news stories on global health issues that are largely under-reported by mainstream media, GHFN focuses its coverage on diseases that mainly affect impoverished populations in developing nations – malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases such as river blindness and trachoma – and on maternal mortality and food security.

Funded by nonpartisan donors and operating independently, GHFN follows strict journalistic standards and produces high-quality video news material for broadcast globally by television networks and wide distribution on the Internet.

CONTACT: Gary Strieker 719-376-6400
strieker(at)ghfn(dot)org

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