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OUR GOVERNANCE 

The ACOS Alliance is led by Executive Director, 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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Marc Perkins

Head of Investigations, World Service

BBC

BOARD MEMBER

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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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Victoria Lavenue

Head of Assistance

Reporters Without Borders 

BOARD MEMBER

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Finbarr O'Reilly

Freelance

Photographer & Writer 

BOARD MEMBER

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David Rohde

Senior Executive Editor, National Security

NBC News 

BOARD MEMBER

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Lucy Westcott

Emergencies Director

Committee to Protect Journalists

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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