Media Defence would like to congratulate our CEO, Lucy Freeman, on her upcoming maternity leave, beginning February 2020. While she is away, Alinda Vermeer, our Head of Legal Cluster, will be stepping up to the role of interim CEO. Our organisation has a busy year ahead, with lots of important announcements coming up. We welcome Alinda to her new role and look forward to her leadership during what will be a very exciting period for Media Defence.
Robert Jobbins, Chair of Media Defence, said: “After a highly successful year, Media Defence starts 2020 with some exciting news: our Chief Executive, Lucy Freeman, is starting maternity leave next week, and the Head of our legal team, Alinda Vermeer, will take on the challenge of acting as CEO while Lucy is away. They have been working together closely for the past few months, and I am confident that Alinda will lead us skilfully through the next phase of our strategic development as well as building on the successes we have achieved over the past few years. All the trustees and staff join me in wishing Lucy well.”
LPM Lintas: Indonesian student magazine shut down after reporting on sexual harassment investigation
At the State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN) in Ambon, Indonesia, student magazine LPM Lintas was shut down in March 2022 after publishing the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment at the university. The investigation relied on the testimony of dozens of students. The university’s rector subsequently issued a decree to close […]
Durante años, la periodista Claudia Julieta Duque fue sometida a una prolongada campaña de tortura psicológica a manos de la extinta policía secreta colombiana, el Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS). Desde 2001, Duque se enfrentó a una persecución implacable, desde el secuestro hasta la incesante invasión de su intimidad, pasando por la vigilancia ilegal de […]
For over two decades journalist Claudia Duque was subjected to a prolonged campaign of psychological torture at the hands of the now-defunct Colombian secret police, the Department of Security (DAS). Since 2001, Duque faced relentless persecution — from kidnapping to the ceaseless invasion of her privacy, encompassing illegal surveillance of phone calls, emails, and bank […]