CEO Kirsty Hughes to Leave Index on Censorship


After two years at the helm of Index on Censorship, Chief Executive Kirsty Hughes will be leaving the leading international freedom of expression organization in mid-April to pursue new projects and writing in the international and European politics arena.

Index on Censorship logoHughes joined Index in April 2012 taking its international editorial and advocacy strategy to new audiences and leading Index in its work on international digital freedom, including Index’s opposition to mass surveillance as revealed by the Edward Snowden revelations, reinforcing its work in authoritarian and transition regimes around the world, and introducing a new focus on the question of access to freedom of expression. Hughes has been a key commentator and evangelist for Index, raising the organization’s profile in the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, the EU and the United States.

Index on Censorship is currently seeking a leading free speech defender as our new CEO. Full details on the role can be found here.


Index on Censorship

Index on Censorship is Britain’s leading organisation promoting freedom of expression. Their website provides up-to-the-minute news and information on free expression from around the world. A wide-ranging programme of events and projects put its causes into action. Its award-winning magazine shines a light on these vital issues through original, challenging and intelligent writing.

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