Yrjö Juhani Länsipuro

MA (Social Sciences) University of Tampere, Finland,  1966

 Journalist, Aamulehti  daily (Tampere)1960-1966

Foreign Editor,  Finnish Broadcasting Co (YLE) TV News, 1967-1969

Managing Editor, YLE TV News, 1969-1978

Teacher (part time), television journalism, University of Tampere, 1975-1977

Bureau Chief, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), New York 1978-1980

Bureau Chief, YLE, Moscow 1981-1987

News exchange course director, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcast Development (AIBD) and  news consultant, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), Kuala Lumpur, 1985-1988 (part time)

Bureau Chief for Asia, YLE,  (Hong Kong), 1988-1992

Press Counselor, Finnish Embassy, Washington DC, 1992-1997

Director General, Department for Communications and Culture, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, 1997-2005

ICT and Information Society policy Coordinator, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, 2005-2009 in charge of the Finnish preparations for and participation at the WSIS II, 2005, as well as for the national coordination of the implementation and follow.up of its outcomes.  Represented Finland on the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN,  EU High-Level Group on Internet Governance and the ECOSOC Commisson on Science and Technology for Development, Internet Governance Forum and WSIS-related activities of ITU.  Member of ICANN President’s Strategy Committee, 2008-2009

Free lance writer, consultant 2009 --

Member of the Board of  ISOC  Finland 2009 --, Vice President 2011-

Member of the Board, EURALO 2010

Member of ICANN’s Nominating Committee, 2011

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