Mia Malan is an international media development consultant. Until September 2008, she was the Senior Health Journalism Advisor for Internews Network's journalism programs. She has developed and implemented the organizations's health jouranlism training curriculum and has edited two journalism and non-governmental trainers’ manuals. From 2003-2006 she was the Resident Journalism Advisor for Internews Network’s Local Voices project in Nairobi, Kenya. During this time, Ms. Malan more than doubled donor support for the project and trained and mentored eighty journalists.
Before joining Internews Network, Ms. Malan was the national health correspondent of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (for radio and television). She has won numerous awards for health reporting, including the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Health Journalism (1998), the CNN African Radio Journalist of the Year (2000) and the South Africa – USA Leadership Reporting Award for Television in 2001. Ms. Malan was selected as the Reuters Foundation’s Medical Journalism Fellow at Oxford University, Green College for the year of 2001.
She has covered health issues for various publications, including the Brown Journal of World Affairs and the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. She has also participated as an international speaker at the World AIDS Conferences on HIV/AIDS in Bangkok (2004) and Toronto (2006) and Mexico (2008). Ms. Malan holds a Masters Degree (cum laude) in Science Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. She is working toward her doctoral thesis in Media Studies at the University of Stellenbosch.