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.”
Call for Consultants: Independent Evaluation of ‘Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy’ project
The consultancy We are looking to engage an experienced evaluation consultant to carry out an interim and final evaluation of one of our projects. The project, called Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy (EWDRA), is based in sub-Saharan Africa and began late last year. In addition, the consultant will conduct independent research with an intersectional […]
Spyware and freedom of expression Encryption is a valuable tool for freedom of expression online. It allows journalists, lawyers, human rights activists, and citizens to communicate securely. In recent years however, journalists around the world have experienced increasing digital surveillance, despite encryption becoming more accessible. In particular, investigative journalists uncovering corruption, abuse of power, and […]
Role Summary The Grants Officer plays a key role at Media Defence, administering the grants that we make to partner organisations, helping assess grant applications, and helping with communications via social media and other channels. As Grants Officer, you will also manage and administer our financial grants and non-financial support to journalists facing legal action, […]