Werner Eggert is the founding director of the Hamburg-based Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism, founded in 2014, which develops and organizes international exchange programs and professional training for journalists worldwide. He also works as a media consultant and journalism trainer for various institutions in Germany and abroad, and has been active in international media development for more than 20 years.
Eggert recently established several e-learning projects for Deutsche Welle Akademie, and from 2010 to 2014 was at the helm of Bertelsmann’s innovative Intajour project. Earlier, he served as editor-in-chief of the Educational Television and Radio Channel TIDE in Hamburg, and worked as a senior project manager at the International Institute for Journalism (now part of GIZ) in Berlin. In the 1990s, Eggert worked as a coach and consultant for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in Windhoek. He began his career as a journalist working for several media organizations in Germany.