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Jane McElhone is a Canadian journalist, trainer and media development specialist. Based in London, she works for the Open Society Institute's Media Program, supporting media around the world, including in Afghanistan.

Ms. McElhone has done training and media development work in Timor Leste, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia, and in Afghanistan, managed a women and media project. Previously, Ms. McElhone worked as a journalist and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 

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Jane McElhone at a Kabul polling station in 2004 as Afghan women vote for their new president - Photo by Elise Jacob

Jane McElhone (second from right) with the Pajhwok Afghan News team

Jane McElhone (second from right) with the Pajhwok Afghan News team as they accept the Committee to Protect Journalists' prestigious International Press Freedom Award, New York City, November 25, 2008