Vision and mission
dev.tv produces news items and documentary features for broadcast by television companies worldwide.
dev.tv specialises in human-interest programmes. Its aim is to promote independent analysis of humanitarian, human rights, health and environment and development issues.
For all programmes intended for broadcast, dev.tv maintains strict standards of editorial independence. Our success in placing these programmes attests to our emphasis on balance, factual accuracy and heeding the requirements of our editorially-independent broadcasters.
Expertise in documentaries, news and current affairs
dev.tv has a wealth of experience in news and current affairs production and distribution networks, and special expertise in delivering images by satellite. dev.tv provides rapid news coverage via short news clips (max. 3') available to TV stations worldwide. However, most of our output is in a documentary format going into depth on development issues.
dev.tv is managed by a core team of media professionals with broad experience of development issues. Besides direct involvement in the production and distribution of dev.tv's programmes, the core team is responsible for planning the company's editorial policy and programme output and coordinating an extensive network of independent specialists.
Bernard Robert-Charrue has been a journalist and director for 30 years. He has covered most of the dramatic issues around the World. Bernard Robert-Charrue has won 12 awards in Europe and North America for his work as a journalist and director, notably Best News Programme at the renowned Monte-Carlo TV Festival. In 2002 he co-founded dev.tv and is now the company’s head of planning and chief editor.
Kristin Sellefyan has been a journalist and director for 15 years, with a wealth of experience in news reports and documentaries in developing countries. She holds a degree in history from the University of Geneva, and has worked as a journalist for various European networks. Kristin Sellefyan has co-directed dev.tv since 2002.
Jacky Sanders has been an editor and director for 15 years. He is co-director of dev.tv , in charge of post-production. Jacky Sanders started his career as a sound engineer and artistic director for international musicians. He was co-founder and programme director for Radio Lac, the first private radio station in Geneva.
Journalist, producer and administrator
Marina Wutholen has been working as a journalist, camerawoman and editor in various Geneva based TV channels before joining dev.tv. She has also worked as a production assistant in a video production company for several years. She holds a degree in history from the University of Geneva.
dev.tv draws on an extensive network of independent experts to make its programmes and offer consulting and support services to outside organisations.
dev.tv’s network collaborators possess the skills to produce and distribute programmes of the highest quality, and are committed to the company’s mission and vision of promoting coverage of human interest and development issues.
The network comprises experts in the following fields :
- Production specialists
- Post-production specialists
- Communications and PR specialists
- Environment specialists