|St John's College, Oxford University, BA/MA||1999|
|Arabic and Modern History|
Turi Munthe is the CEO and Founder of Demotix, the multi-award winning citizen newswire, with over 35,000 reporters in 190+ countries around the world.
The Telegraph describes Demotix as “Journalism for the 21st Century”. Demotix sells breaking and archive news images/video daily all over the world, broke the 1-million image mark in October 2012, and was acquired by Bill Gates’ Corbis Images in November 2012.
Turi has been a publisher (with the leading English-language Middle East Studies publisher, IBTauris), editor (he founded the Beirut Review, distributed across the region with the Daily Star and IHT), policy analyst (at RUSI – the world’s oldest defence think-tank), lecturer, journalist and talking head. He has written for many of the world’s leading English-language newspapers, appeared on CNN, BBC, NBC, al-Jazeera, Asahi, Reuters, and elsewhere, and has lectured on new media all over the world. He is the author of the Saddam Hussein Reader. Turi is on the board of three charitable institutions, serves as an advisor to several tech/media start-ups, and is an elected Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Mike Butcher, TechCrunch, interviews Turi Munthe during Arab SpringAdded: 12/9/12
Reuters report on DemotixAdded: 12/9/12