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OUR GOVERNANCE 

The ACOS Alliance is led by Executive Direoctor, Elisabet Cantenys, and governed by a board of representatives from news organizations, press freedom NGOs and the freelance journalism community.
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
 

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Maria Salazar Ferro

Director, Newsroom Safety

& Resilience

The New York Times

PRESIDENT

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Elisa Lees Muñoz

Executive Director
International Womens'

Media Foundation 

TREASURER

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Andréa Schmidt

Freelance Journalist  & Filmmaker

What Escapes Production

SECRETARY

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Mike Christie

General Manager, Global Logistics & Security

Thomson Reuters

EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Marc Perkins

Head of Investigations, World Service

BBC

EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Salima Belhadj

Editor-in-Chief, AFPTV

North America
Agence France Presse

BOARD MEMBER

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Vanessa Charlot

Visual Journalist

& Assistant Professor

University of Mississippi

BOARD MEMBER

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John Daniszewski

Vice President, Standards & Editor-at-Large

The Associated Press

BOARD MEMBER

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Finbarr O'Reilly

Freelance

Photographer & Writer 

BOARD MEMBER

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Clothilde Redfern

Director

Rory Peck Trust

 

BOARD MEMBER

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David Rohde

Senior Executive Editor, National Security

NBC News 

BOARD MEMBER

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Art Sotloff

Founder

2LIVES Stephen Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation 

BOARD MEMBER

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Lucy Westcott

Emergencies Director 

Committee to Protect Journalists

BOARD MEMBER

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Daniella Zalcmann

Freelance Photographer  Founder & Exec. Director

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BOARD MEMBER

Elisabet Cantenys

Elisabet Cantenys

Executive Director

Elisabet has been Executive Director at the ACOS Alliance since 2016, leading the organisation's growth and strategy, overseeing its global partnerships and managing its program of activities. She has more than fifteen years experience working on journalist safety issues with a focus on collaboraion, previously as Head of Programmes at the Rory Peck Trust where she managed and implemented more than a dozen journalist safety projects worldwide and co-founded the Journalists In Distress network (JID). 

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Mathias Dreissig

Editor, Deutsche Welle News

Deutsche Welle
 

BOARD MEMBER

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Diane Foley

Founder & President

James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

BOARD MEMBER

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Bill Holstein

President 

Overseas Press Club Foundation 

BOARD MEMBER

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Victoria Lavenue

Head of Assistance 

Reporters Without Borders 


BOARD MEMBER

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