Profiles

  

Anna Brakha

Anna Brakha joined CPJ as a Europe and Central Asia researcher in 2022. Prior to CPJ, she worked in different structures at the crossroads of media and international relations. She holds a master’s degree in international relations and post-Soviet studies from INALCO University and a Master of Science of Management and Media and Digital industries…

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Fred Guterl

Fred Guterl is an award-winning journalist and editor who has covered science and technology for more than 30 years. Currently special projects editor for Newsweek, he is a former executive editor of Scientific American and the author of “The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and How We…

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David Kaye

David Kaye is a clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and a former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. The views expressed here are his own.  

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Laura Rodriguez 

Laura Rodriguez is a former CPJ intern and an associate project manager at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston. She is an alumna of Northeastern University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and journalism and a master’s degree in international affairs with a focus on public policy and Latin America. 

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Doja Daoud

Doja Daoud is CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa correspondent. Before joining CPJ in March 2022, Daoud worked for the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Araby al-Jadeed as a writer and news editor focusing on press freedom and media monitoring. She also contributed to Lebanese news outlets and co-founded Alternative Press Syndicate, a local union group for journalists.

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Yeganeh Rezaian

Yeganeh Rezaian is a senior researcher at CPJ. An Iranian journalist living in Washington, D.C., she previously worked as the communications director at the World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C., and has written pieces for The Washington Post and The Lily. In Iran, Rezaian covered Iranian political, social, and economic news for Bloomberg News and The National…

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June Cross

June Cross is a writer, filmmaker, and professor at Columbia Journalism School.

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Natalie Gryvnyak

CPJ Ukraine consultant Natalie Gryvnyak is a Ukrainian journalist who has reported for international media and is the founder of InFeatures Story Production. She is on Twitter @nataliegryvnyak.

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Waliullah Rahmani and Steven Butler

Waliullah Rahmani is an Asia researcher with CPJ. From 2016 to the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in August 2021, he was founder and director of Khabarnama Media, one of Afghanistan’s first digital media organizations; he has also worked as a government adviser and researcher in Afghanistan. Asia program coordinator Steven Butler lived and…

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Shazdeh Omari/CPJ Deputy Director of Development

Shazdeh Omari joined CPJ in 2011 and served as deputy editor for news and later news editor, before joining the development department in 2015. She was the copy chief at The Village Voice for four years and has worked as a reporter, writer, editor, medical editor, and copy editor in the United States and Greece….

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