The Editorial Team

Below, you can find information about the members of the editorial team behind the new series of The Courier.

Hegel Goutier — Editor-in-Chief

Hegel has 22 years experience as a journalist specialising in ACP-EU cooperation. After a short spell as a scientific researcher, he turned to the media using his background in science to write about the European scientific research programmes that had a development angle. He went on to work for Radio France International where he covered ACPs for a Caribbean and Latin American readership. As Associate Assistant Editor of the former ACP-EU Courier in 1994, he was successful in making the content more appealing for a wider audience. He went on to become Press and Spokesperson for the ACP Group. Hegel runs his own press agency Grand Angle which stands him in good stead for leading and inspiring the ACP Editorial Team.

François Misser — Deputy Editor

François has been covering ACP-EU cooperation issues since 1984 and has covered everything from signature of conventions, joint parliamentary assembly sessions to initiatives from the Economic Social Committee, European Investment Bank to name but a few. Francois has written for the London-based African Business Magazine; French magazine Croissance and for the Belgian magazine Demain Le Monde. His expertise has not gone unrecognised and has meant that he was chosen to sit on the jury that selected the winners of the Lorenzo Natali prize.

Debra Percival — Journalist (English Speaking)

A skilled wordsmith, Debra has written for many publications and in different styles from press agency news to annual company reports. Her specialised knowledge of the European Union development policies, garnered as a journalist for the ACP-EU Courier and as a Brussels correspondent for an international news wire is a veritable asset to the Courier magazine.

Aminata Niang — Journalist (French Speaking)

Aminata has been working in journalism since 1990 and is a specialised in European matters with a particular focus on development issues. For 12 years she worked for the daily bulletin published by Agence Europe SA which is a Brussels-based news agency specialising in the EU’s international policy. 

Support for the Editorial Team

The Editorial Team is supported by the specific expertise of GOPA-Cartermill responsible for project management and the website and Lai-Momo, which is responsible for graphic design, layout of the magazine and promotional activities. Together with Grand Angle these three companies make up the partners of the international consortium responsible for the project.


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