Jan Willem Bult

Head of Children, Youth & Media @ Free Press Unlimited

Jan-Willem Bult’s work is known by his ‘Children in the Centre’ philosophy based on a strong belief in the autonomy of children…
Jan-Willem Bult is a creator/producer/trainer from the Netherlands. Since 2014 he is Head of Children, Youth & Media at Dutch NGO Free Press Unlimited, a.o. leading WADADA News for Kids, a cooperation between currently 15 countries worldwide. The 16 years before Bult has been Creative Head of KRO Youth dept. and created over 125 programs, series and films for Netherlands Public Broadcasting. He coproduced with broadcasters and producers in more than 40 countries. Bult has received numerous awards such as Prix Jeunesse International, Japan Prize, Dutch Academy Award, Dutch Golden Calf, Cinekid Kinderkast and Prix Danube. And nominations such as Int. Emmy Awards, BANFF Rocky Award and European Broadcaster of the Year. Jan-Willem Bult has been an international juror and moderator and was guest lecturer at Universities in Rome, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv, Bogotá, Buenos Aires.
In 2007, Bult founded his own JWBfoundation to support children’s media & sports for development & peace, working in over 20 countries worldwide.