Claire Ulrich Journalist, linguist


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Senior media professional with +20 years of editorial experience in traditional media (print, TV, radio), 10 years of experience in online news, translation & localization, multilingual content. Experienced in building international communitie, community management.

Languages: French, English, Italian.

Pro bono: digital literacy programs (France, West Africa). advocacy, freedom of expression issues


Current : Translation into French of Financial Times, The Economist, Wirecutter NYT for French publications




Staff reporter(1986-1987)

Free-lance feature writer for French magazines Marie-Claire - ELLE - L’Européen - Cosmopolitan - Gala - Téléstar-Télévision Magazine - Maximal - RMC-INFO. 

Contributing writer for Le Monde week-end supplementGroupe Hachette monthly magazines,hyper-local French newspapers (PHCR Publishing Group).


CAPA TV NEWS AGENCY Staff news reporter and producer (1996-1999)

Independent writer, reporter and producer (1999-2002) for national tv chanels 

TFI, France2, France3, M6 TV 

Metropole Television (M6)

A selection of my documentaries are available on the French VOD website Vodeo.(In "advanced search", tick "realisateurs" and type "Claire Ulrich" in box). 

Editor-in-chief (2002-2003) of

Operation seduction”, summer entertainment serie, aired weekly (8 x 60 minutes). Editor in chief of weekly Court-TV programme  


FRANCE 2 TV, Audience Privée) 


Column about blogs and international citizen news on  France-Info, the national French radio


Editor Global Voices in French (2007-2016) - French arm of global citizen news website Global Voices. Global Voices is a global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center in 2004. Established partnerships in France with Rue89,,, L'Atelier des médias RFI, ReadWriteWeb France, Reporters without Borders France, Youphil, TerraEco

E-Blogs Editor of Italian site E-Blogs Italia (May-December 2010) 


Mentor for non profits on how to use the Web for international aid visibility and fundraising. Clients include AFD (Agence française de développement), CFI (Canal France International), Institut Français, Institut Suédois

 Jury member  Best of Blogs Awards 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (Francophone blogs and social networks)

Crisis Camp Paris Founding member, a French network created in Paris to disseminate tools and knowledge on how to collaborate on line (web, social networks, mobile phones) in times of natural disasters or humanitarian crisis. Also a contact person in France for mapping and crowdsourcing tool Ushahidi

Translator for FAWE (African Network of Educationalists), a panafrican NGO (Kenya)advocating at governement level to promote education for girls in Africa and gender awareness in education policies.

Localization/translation of the LinkedIn professional network into French before it launched in France in 2008

Other: Contributor to Korean website Ohmynews [see articles].  Research on diasporas in France for SOPI ethnic marketing agency. Guest lecturer on new media at EMI-CFD journalism school in Paris. Swedish Institute's programme for Young Leaders of the Middle East and North Africa



L'été d'une localière (2005) a chronicle of hyper-local journalism in the South of France, based on my experience as local correspondent for a tiny rural newspaper (also a blog, see La Locale)


Co-founder of Toujours Pas Sages, Internet literacy programmes in low-tech environments (Mali, see blog) Project manager for localization in African languages (bambara, lingala, peulh).
Association Hui-Ji Teaching French as a foreign language to Chinese migrants in France


French (mother tongue) English (fluent) Italian (fluent) German (some)

Raised in Western and Central Africa – lived at length in England and Italy - professional and personal trips to Europe, USA, Australia, Asia, and Africa


2003-2004: postgraduate degree, online business information and competitive intelligence at ESIEE (Paris Chamber of Commerce graduate school). Interned at Brussels Knowledge Center, McKinsey & Company. Researched and authored a market report on ethnic markets in France (Telco, cosmetics, financial services).


French press card #55801 - Member of Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia, the French broadcasting copyright agency


2005:  documentary on animal behaviour short-listed for French documentary award (FIGRA). Articles reproduced in German text-books (French as a foreign language).

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 Updated : january 2014