Journalist / author on Arctic affairs. Correspondent to “Weekendavisen” (Denmark), EUobserver (Brux.), ArcticToday.com (US)., “Sermitsiaq.ag” (Greenland).
2018: Two bookreleases: June 2018: “Cold Rush – the True Astonishing Story of the New Quest for the Polar North” (UK and Canada), “If Greenland secedes” (“Hvis Grønland river sig løs” – Danish only). 2014: Bookrelease: “The Greenland Dilemma -– the quest for independence, the underground riches and the troubled relations with Denmark” – (Balladen om Grønland).
Januar 2011: Television anchor for ’Deadline’, a current affairs program of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Senior consultant to International Media Support, Copenhagen. Public lectures on the Arctic in Danmark, Austria, Canada, Greenland. March 2011: Publishes ”When the Ice Disappears – Danmark as a major power in the Arctic, the oil in Greenland and the quest for the North Pole” (in Danish) at Gyldendal, Denmarks leading publishers. More at www.martinbreum.dk
. October 2008 – 2010: Leave from the Danish Broadcasting Corp. Media development work in China in support of Chinese investigative journalism. For International Media Support. Research in the Arctic. Februar – April 2009: TV-documentary for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR2 on climate research in the Antarctic. 2003 – 2008: TV-anchor with ’DEADLINE 22:30’, DR2ForeignAffairs and other programs of the Danish Broadcasting Corp. 2001 – 2003: Deputy Director, International Media Support (www.i-m-s.dk). Projects in support of media communities in Afghanistan, Sudan, the Middle East and Central Asia. 1998 – 2001: Polital correspondent, ’TV-Avisen’, the main new sprogramme of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. 1996-1998: Political correspondent for the daily ’Information’. 1993 – 1995: Course Director, Nordic – SADC Journalism Centre, Mozambique 1990 – 1993: Correspondent in Southern Africa for NTB, Norways leading news agency and Danish daily ’Information’ 1988 – 1990: Head of Information, The Danish Centre for Human Rights. 1985 – 1988: Co-founder of the magazine ’PRESS’. The magazine was awarded a ‘Cavling’, Denmark’s most prestigious journalistic award in 1987. 1982 – 1985: Free lance journalist 1982: Graduate from the Danish School of Journalism. Member of the The National Danish Commission for UNESCO since 2007. Born 1959. Married, two sons. Published: ’Portræt af et Mord – en bog om det danske retssystem’ (Thorup, 1990) ’Namibia’, Human Rights in Developing Countries. Yearbook (1991). ’Menneskeret i Afrika’, (1993) ‘Mareridt i to agter – Blødersagen’ i Magtens Bog (Aschehoug 2002) ’Når isen forsvinder – Danmark som stormagt i Arktis, olien i Grønland og kampen om Nordpolen’. (Gyldendal 2011).
IMS (International Media Support) Our good friend, senior journalist Martin Breum shares with us what MyFreeExpression means to him, underlining one of the fundamental roles of the media: holding those in power accountable!