The Chief Executive of the Media Legal Defence Initiative, Lucy Freeman, was today named as one of twelve international charity leaders to be awarded a major grant from the Open Society Foundations. Lucy received the award from OSF’s New Executives Fund, which gives grants to new leaders at non-profit organizations around the world to help implement their vision of change.
The two-year grant can be used to invest in the organisation’s development or the recipient’s own leadership. MLDI defends media freedom around the world by providing legal assistance to journalists and media workers in need of support.
Lucy, who joined MLDI in 2016, said “I’m delighted to have been awarded this grant. MLDI does incredible work every day providing legal defence to journalists around the world, we have already established ourselves as leaders in the field and, with this grant, we are going to be able to build on these strengths to ensure more journalists can receive the legal defence they need to carry out their vital work!”
MLDI’s Chairman, Bob Jobbins, said “The award is a vote of confidence in Lucy and in the work of MLDI”.
More information about the New Executives Fund can be found here.
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