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William Bainbridge Academic, Public Relations

Bill Bainbridge (Lecturer, Journalism) is an ABC senior producer and journalist who has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years. He earned a BA (Hons) and an MA in sociology from La Trobe University and worked in Canberra and Southeast Asia before joining the ABC.

He was a reporter on Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post for nearly three years and worked with the German wire service Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) as its Vietnam correspondent for more than three years. While there he made the short documentary 'No Fly Zone' and had freelance work appear in Asia Times Online, The Economist, The Australian, The Globe and Mail and International Herald Tribune among others. He also completed research and communications work for World Vision, Plan International, The World Health Organisation, UNAIDS and Britain's Department for International Development.

Bill has worked as journalist, senior producer and presenter of the radio current affairs programs Connect Asia, Pacific Beat and Asia Pacific. He has also worked in ABC radio current affairs and on Radio National's Books and Arts program. Bill has been a TV news bulletin producer and as Supervising Producer of ABC News 24's international news bulletin 'The World'. His had work has appeared on the TV current affairs program 'Newsline' and has reported from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Cambodia and Vietnam (where he made the radio documentary 'Agent Orange: 50 years on'). Bill has previously taught at both Melbourne University and Swinburne.


education and training

  • BA(Hons), .
  • M.A., .