A former AFP editor-in-chief, Eric Wishart is responsible for special editorial projects for the agency's global news management. He also lectures in journalism at Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Baptist University.
As a member of AFP’s news management he drew up the AFP Charter setting out the agency’s guiding principles; its code of ethics; the agency’s 20 Principles of Sourcing; and has just completed a major update of the AFP Stylebook.
He joined AFP in 1984 and his positions at the Agency have included Middle East English desk head (1992-1996), Asia-Pacific editor (1996-1999), (AFP's first non-French) editor-in-chief (1999-2005) and Asia-Pacific director (2005-2012).
He has been a member of the global news management since 2013 and is based in Hong Kong.
He began his career in 1973, studying at journalism school in Edinburgh and then working in newspapers in Scotland for 10 years, covering news, rock music and motoring.
He is a judge for the Hong Kong News Awards and is vice-president, and a past president, of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong.