Welcome to new EBU Media Director Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser

Throughout her career, Ms. Nyberg Frankenhaeuser has worked across all media including radio, TV, internet and news

Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser, the EBU’s first Media Director officially took up her position on 1 February. The new Media Department will be formed in the coming months and is a consolidation of the activities of the Television and Radio Departments, News Services, EBU Training and a new Media Lab.

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EBU Director General Ingrid Deltenre said Annika is arriving at the EBU during an exciting period. "The internal changes recognize the shifting face of the media landscape as platforms converge”.

Throughout her career, Ms. Nyberg Frankenhaeuser has worked across all media including radio, TV, internet and news both in her home country Finland for YLE and internationally.

Ms. Nyberg Frankenhaeuser said “I am delighted to take up this new position and look forward to working towards building a stronger future for public service media in a changing world.  Public service media deserves more attention.  It raises the challenge to create quality content and provide an independent arena to foster democracy.”

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She believes delivering quality content via several media platforms maximises its overall impact and that the distinct features between radio, TV and the internet become even more apparent and each platform is strengthened.

Throughout her career, Ms Nyberg Frankenhaeuser has been a journalist, an art teacher and an art critic. Among her numerous supplementary functions, she has also sat on the Finnish Red Cross Board for Youth Emergency Shelters and was the President of the World DAB Forum between 2002 and 2006. She has lived in Tanzania and Egypt, and travelled extensively during the 1980s and 1990s as a reporter for YLE.

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Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser's biography
After qualifying as an art teacher at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser began an enduring relationship with the Swedish Language Services of YLE. Several years as a radio reporter were followed by a move into print, working as an editor for a cultural magazine. In 1986 Ms Nyberg Frankenhaeuser moved from radio at YLE to become a TV reporter for the Swedish Language Services, where she climbed through the television ranks to become Head of TV News & Current Affairs. She was appointed Director of Programmes for Radio in 1997, adding the TV and internet portfolios to her responsibilities in 2006. Ms Nyberg Frankenhaeuser is bilingual in Swedish and Finnish, and fluent in English and German. She is competent in Danish and Norwegian and has a working knowledge of French and Italian.

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