Stephen Douglas


Stephen Douglas is an award-winning, Canadian journalist, editor, author, lecturer and media development specialist. For almost thirty years, Stephen has devoted his attention to enlivening public debate and increasing attention on domestic and world events. Stephen has worked in five African countries with local and international media outlets, development institutions and humanitarian organizations. He has lead successful communications campaigns, strategic advocacy initiatives and numerous altruistic crusades. During the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Stephen wrote for international media outlets and worked in crisis communication messaging in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He also led the highly-touted Yellow Ribbon campaign to end Ebola with the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ). Stephen has authored six non-fiction books including, “If I Had A Million Dollars I’d Ease the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa” with Stephen Lewis former Special U.N. Envoy to Africa on HIV/AIDS. He’s written countless feature articles for magazines such as Today’s Parent magazine, Family, Chatelaine magazine and Maclean’s magazine among others. He’s also written for the Wall Street Journal – Europe, the Mail and Guardian newspaper and the Globe and Mail newspaper. Stephen has provided documentary and editorial photographs to many of Canada’s national magazines including Outdoor Canada magazine, Canadian Geographic, Harrowsmith and others. His photographic duties have taken him from the Winter Olympics to African elections. He has worked as a photojournalist in Southern Africa, Europe, the UK, the Balkans and, of course, Canada. Stephen is also an accomplished editor, manager and communications specialist overseeing staff, administration and financial management. He has written successful grant applications with international donors, prepared research and oversight reports, worked in institutional development and created inspiring, educational curricula. Stephen is an accomplished professor, educator and public speaker. His travels and media expertise has served as educational fodder for thousands of learners from adults to young children. He was a professor of journalism at Sheridan College, in Oakville, Canada and a part-time professor of photography at Durham College in Uxbridge, Canada. He was the Academic Director and lecturer at the Central University in Sierra Leone. He has taught at the University of Sierra Leone, LICSAL College and regularly leads training workshops for media groups in Sierra Leone. For the past twelve years, Stephen has worked across Africa as a journalist, media development consultant and occasional diplomat.

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