Monday, 20 August 2012

Introducing TEDxEuston 2012 Speakers - Trevor Ncube

We are really excited to bring Trevor Ncube to TEDxEuston 2012! 

On 10 December 2005, Trevor Ncube had his passport taken away by the government of Robert Mugabe, in the first application of restrictive press freedom laws. The passport was later returned after the seizure was exposed to be illegal. The attempt was seen by many as an attempt to close his newspapers which are highly critical of the government of Zimbabwe's president.Trevor will be our first speaker from Zimbabwe and we will begin disentangle the complicated influences of his beautiful country on his life. Trevor has a huge following on twitter, so to find out why so many folk are so interested in what Trevor has to say – watch him at TEDxEuston 2012!

Trevor Ncube is Chairman of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH ) based in Zimbabwe, a company he co-founded 14 years ago. AMH owns three newspaper titles in Zimbabwe namely NewsDay (daily), The Zimbabwe Independent (business weekly) and The Standard (Sunday). Ncube has a BA Honours (First Class) from the University of Zimbabwe. He started in journalism in 1989 when he was appointed assistant editor of the Financial Gazette in Zimbabwe. In 1991 he was promoted to Executive Editor and in 1994 received the Zimbabwe Editor of the Year award. Ncube is also controlling shareholder and Executive Deputy Chairman of the Mail & Guardian Media Group (South Africa). He completed the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Advanced Management and Leadership Programme in June/July 2009. Trevor was awarded a Print Media S.A. Fellowship in 2006. He was awarded the International Publishers Association Freedom Prize Award in 2007, and has also won the German Africa Award in 2008. In 2010 Trevor was bestowed the Nation Media Group Life Achievement Award for his work in media on the continent. He is co-chair of the African Media Initiative (AMI) a continent wide organization focusing on strengthening the sectors viability and enhancing its professionalism and is a Fellow of The Aspen Institute and Africa Leadership Initiative. Ncube is married with children, loves reading and travelling, is a keen golfer and is a devout Christian. Follow Trevor on Twitter @TrevorNcube

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