Adrienne van Heteren

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BornJanuary 1960
Member ofInstitute for War and Peace Reporting/Board
Interests • regime change
• media
• B92
regime change expert

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In office
2005-06-16 - 2006-05-24
EmployerInstitute for War and Peace Reporting

Adrienne Marie Monique von Heteren is a Dutch regime change expert, with focus on media development.


​In 1993 she was one of the founders of Press Now, a Dutch government sponsored NGO. During the Balkan Wars, she was Director of Development and External Relations for the Serbian foreign financed opposition radio station B92.

In 1997, she worked in management positions at Open Society Institute’s Network Media Program, based in Hungary, where she managed projects in over 28 countries, including a special assistance program and foreign financing for oppositional media in Russia.[1]

In 1999 she joined the UN/OSCE mission to Kosovo as Head of Independent Media Development and Donor Relations, working to create Radio Television Kosovo and rehabilitate the terrestrial transmission network.

In 2002 she moved to Moscow where she worked with the Glasnost Defense Foundation, later, in 2015, designated a "foreign agent" NGO because of the extensive Dutch government funding.

Following that, she joined the Institute for War and Peace Reporting[2] in London as Director of Development. In 2006 she helped set up Jadid Media[3], a multimedia journalism development organisation. Adrienne joined the BBC World Service Trust in 2007 to manage its development activities in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

She co-founded the Small Media Foundation (unclear funding) in London in 2011, a part of the attempt to to change government in Iran. SMF is a "media action lab" "supporting changemakers", that "celebrate and embrace honesty and openness", but does not have any organization details on its webpage.[4]

Her CV also mentions that she worked with the US government organization USAID.