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He spent nearly 20 years in the field, including war zones, covering conflicts and breaking news for the CNN around the world, including more than a decade with Christiane Amanpour. The former CNN editor and Baghdad bureau chief Pierre Bairin now leads the multimadia department at the Human Rights Watch.
A native of Belgium, Pierre graduated from the University of Brussels in Journalism and Communication. His career, however, led him to New York, where he currently lives. He holds one of the leading roles at the Human Rights Watch, a worldwide nonprofit and nongovernmental human rights organization. Its staff consists of human rights professionals, including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations and various institutions to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world. As a former CNN editor and producer, Pierre is in charge of the multimedia department responsible for producing photo, video and audio features. He is also leading Human Rights Watch's outreach to broadcasters and other electronic media partners. According to him, the key to be noticed as a reporter today is to create new, fresh and surprising production that will keep the audience engaged.