Tomm Kristiansen

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Born (1950-01-22) 22 January 1950 (age 71)
Eidsberg, Norway
OccupationJournalist, foreign correspondent, anchor-man and senior advisor

Tomm Kristiansen (born 22 January 1950) is a Norwegian author and journalist, [1] known for his work as foreign news correspondent for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). Amongst Norwegians he is known as "the voice from Africa",[ citation needed ] through his job as news correspondent, based in Harare 1990-94 and Cape Town 2002-06. He has been host of numerous radio- and TV-programs in Norway.

After two years as adviser to Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan, Kristiansen was Communications Officer for ACT Alliance by World Council of Churches in Geneva 2006-08 .

Kristiansen has openly criticized the United Nations system for being inefficient in the South-Sudan conflict. He has introduced "constructive journalism" as a tool for changing journalist's work in a solutionoriented direction.

Kristiansen is married to the South African Sharon Coetzee and lives both in Oslo and Cape Town

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