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September 27, 2016 - Updated on September 30, 2016

RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau


Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is pleased to announce the opening of its London bureau, along with the appointment of Rebecca Vincent to serve as its Director. With supervision from RSF headquarters in Paris, the London bureau will work in close cooperation with other like-minded partner organisations to extend RSF’s reach and efficacy throughout the journalistic anglo-sphere, the UK, and the Commonwealth.

Home to the world’s largest and oldest broadcaster and many other world-renowned press organisations, the London bureau will serve as a strategic platform for exercising influence and action on the many fronts in which RSF is engaged: advocacy on behalf of press rights; generation of awareness behind specific campaigns, missions or actions; provision of assistance and legal aid to journalists; and education and training on cyber-security.


The London bureau will join RSF’s other international bureaus in Washington D.C., Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, and Tunis, along with its International Sections in Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Stockholm, and Geneva, its Paris headquarters, and its wide network of correspondents in 130 countries, to more effectively defend the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world.


RSF has recruited Rebecca Vincent, an acclaimed human rights activist, writer and former diplomat. Ms Vincent brings to RSF more than 11 years of experience in the human rights field, having started as a Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department, and including other noteworthy engagements such as work for ARTICLE 19. Most recently, Ms Vincent has worked as Coordinator of the Sport for Rights Campaign. She is an active writer, contributor and commentator for various news, research and social media outlets.


“Ms Vincent is an individual who has made a difference, having worked tirelessly on a wide range of human rights and freedom of expression missions. We are fortunate to have secured her commitment and are pleased that she has joined RSF’s global team”, says Christophe Deloire, Secretary General / Reporters Without Borders.


Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a Paris based non-profit organisation that defends the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world. Today, 30 years since inception, Reporters Without Borders has the experience and on-the-ground support to defend freedom of information on a global scale.


Press Contact: Caroline Pastorelli, cpastorelli@rsf.org, +331 44 83 84 56