Name: Christine Ockrent

Location: Belgium

Occupation: Journalist

Fields of Expertise: Politics, global economics, wide spectrum of media, and broadcasting matters

Christine Ockrent is a highly experienced professional and media commentator. She is an excellent communicator with a profound insight into the effects of global economics and politics. 

She has been the producer and anchor of the weekly current affairs program France Europe Express on TF3 and of Une fois par mois, a program about international politics, on TV5. She has also been president of the advisory board of METRO International France and a columnist for various French and Swiss newspapers.

Christine Ockrent is regarded as one of France’s most respected broadcasters and the only journalist granted an interview with Saddam Hussein in the middle of the Gulf War, as well as becoming the first woman to anchor and edit the prime time news.

She is the author of eight books and has been awarded several French and International distinctions for her work in TV journalism and has been awarded the French Legion d’Honneur and l’Ordre National du Merite. She is a member of the board of directors of Reporters without borders.