RSF appoints Rebecca Vincent as Director of International Campaigns

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has appointed UK bureau director Rebecca Vincent as Director of International Campaigns - a new global position that will be based in London.

After joining RSF in 2016 to open and run its UK bureau, Vincent will now be promoted to the new senior management role of Director of International Campaigns. She will also retain responsibility for RSF’s UK-focused work and the operations of the London office.

In the new role, Vincent will lead in strategising and implementing key campaigns of international significance, which may include campaigning on emblematic cases, priority countries, thematic issues and specific events. She will seek to increase the impact of RSF’s global efforts to promote and defend freedom, independence and pluralism of journalism.

“Since joining RSF, Ms Vincent has dedicated tireless energy and strength of conviction to her work with our London bureau, and has played an important role in some of our key international missions, from Malta, to Turkey, to Saudi Arabia. We are so pleased to appoint her to this new global position, where we have no doubt she will apply her leadership skills and campaigning talent to achieving better protections for journalists and press freedom around the world”, said RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire.

Vincent is a human rights campaigner, free expression advocate, and former diplomat with 15 years of NGO and diplomatic experience. She has coordinated numerous high profile international human rights campaigns. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and serves on the External Advisory Council for the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, the Advisory Network of the Media Freedom Coalition, the Magnitsky Awards Committee, and the Advisory Council of the Foreign Policy Centre. 

RSF is an international non-profit organisation that has been working for 35 years to promote and defend press freedom around the world. Through its Paris headquarters, 13 international bureaus and sections, and network of correspondents in 130 countries, as well as consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and the International Organisation of the Francophonie, RSF has the experience and on-the-ground presence to effectively defend journalism on a global scale.

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Updated on 09.06.2020