ARKTL is excited to introduce our new Communications and Administration Coordinator Ivan Lopes. Ivan comes from a background of working with media and community radio in Timor-Leste; including experience working with the International Center for Journalists, TimorToday and LosPalos Community Radio Station.

Ivan will work with ARKTL’s President Prezado Ximenes to manage ARKTL’s administration, budget and will now be the key contact for ARKTL members and partners. In the coming weeks Ivan will work closely with Aus Training volunteer Claudia Santangelo who will train Ivan to manage and update the ARKTL website, facebook and Enews.

Ivan commenced his part time position this week and is currently travelling to the Western districts installing the new talkback equipment for community radio with Aus Training volunteer Elena MacMaster.

ARKTL thanks Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald- in particular Jock Cheetham – for providing the funds for this 12-month part-time position.

The selection panel for this recruitment consisted ARKTL’s President Prezado Ximenes, Radio Rakambia Station Manager Eurico Pereira and Communications and Organisational Development Advisor Aus Training volunteer, Claudia Santangelo.