Dorothy Byrne UK Committee Member
Dorothy Byrne is Editor at Large at Channel Four Television. During her tenure as Head of News and Current Affairs, the Channel’s news and current affairs programmes won numerous BAFTA’s, RTS, Emmy Awards and others.
Dorothy was made a Fellow of The Royal Television Society for her “outstanding contribution to television” she has also received a Grierson Trustee’s Award for “extraordinary achievements” and in December 2019 at the Women in Film &TV Awards The Argonon Contribution to the Medium Award. Also in 2019, she delivered the annual MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival and the Manchester University Cockford Rutherford Lecture, which is given annually by a distinguished alumna of the university. In the same year she published her first book, ‘Trust Me I’m Not a Politician’ and has also contributed to various books on media ethics and regulation.
She has received a BAFTA Scotland award for her services to television and has also previously won the Factual Award given by Women in Film and Television.
Dorothy is President-Elect of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She was Chair of the Ethical Journalism Network’s Board of Trustees from its inception as a charity in March 2016 to March 2021, and is a member of the EJN’s UK Committee.
Dorothy Byrne on migration reporting
Stopping the republication of terrorism propaganda and reducing hate speech