Board of Directors


Douglas Todd, religion and migration writer, The Vancouver Sun, Canada

Vice chair

Rachael Kohn, religion broadcaster for ABC Radio National, Australia


Endy Bayuni, senior editor at The Jakarta Post, Indonesia

Pedro Brieger, religion journalist, broadcaster and sociologist, Argentina

Waqar Gillani, special correspondent for The News on Sunday, Pakistan

Yazeed Kamaldien, journalist and photographer, South Africa

Maria-Paz Lopez, senior feature writer for La Vanguardia, Spain

J.D. Vital, journalist and author, Brazil

Peggy Fletcher Stack, journalist, United States

Regional Representatives

IN the IARJ’s ongoing development of peer-to-peer resources and opportunities for journalists covering religious diversity, our board names Regional Representatives. In appointing these highly respected journalists to act on behalf of the IARJ in their parts of the world, the board …

  • Empowers these representatives to organize regional IARJ gatherings or training events in keeping with our core commitment to peer-to-peer collaboration and learning.
  • Invites IARJ members who are based in these regions to contact these regional representatives directly for news about our organization—or to suggest ideas for future projects or events.
  • Encourages regional circles of professionals to set up online discussion groups through email or social media apps for regular discussion and collaboration on issues of particular interest in these regions.

Our Regional Representatives are …