Carel Pedre is at IVLP!
Earlier this month, Haiti multimedia personality Carel Pedre left Haiti to participate in the International Visa Leadership Program, an exchange program sponsored by US State Department’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs.
In existence since the early 1940s, the program recruits media leaders from all over the world, and in a series of exchanges, schools, trains, and immerses them into the US media landscape. Participants, in return, share ideas with another—and not just media-related insight, but cultural insight as well. This year participants came as far as Tanzania.
Carel was nominated and selected by the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, and the other participants were selected by the US Embassies in their respective home countries.
Here he is posing with his colleagues.
Carel has made stops in cities like Austin, Seattle, Capitol Hill…and by the conclusion of the program, he will have assisted educational and exchange sessions in Denver, New York and Minneapolis.
here is the multimedia personality inside Capitol Hill…
Carel poses with fellow participants as well as radio personnel Erin Gesiler, Ben Philpot, Andrew Weber and Rebecca McInroy inside the KUTX/KUT building in Texas. KUTX broadcasts through the University of Austin’s Moody School of Communication.
Carel and the rest of the IVLP participants make a stop at the Austin Police Station and met with the Public Information officers for the station. They discussed the strategies they employed to assure the department’s transparency.
An International Visitor Leadership program would not be complete without a stop at Facebook!
The radio and TV host has been chronicling his adventures at IVLP on his social media channels as well as on his personal website. The program is scheduled to end at the end of May, and is one of his primary triumphs as a media professional this past year. Earlier this year, the multimedia personality joined forces with Loop Scoop, a current events website, and got into a partnership with broadcasting vertical Zenio.
[All photos via Carel Pedre IVLP].