Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has joined the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists, bringing his expertise and commitment to the struggle for global press freedom to the independent nonprofit organization.
“Alan Rusbridger has been determined and courageous in publishing some of the biggest stories of our time, including recent revelations of U.S. and U.K. mass surveillance for which the Guardian was recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize,” said Sandra Mims Rowe, chairman of the CPJ board. “His expertise and experience will be invaluable to CPJ as we fight for a free press around the world and continue to expand CPJ’s research and advocacy in the digital space.”
Rusbridger has been the editor of the Guardian since 1995 and has overseen the integration of its digital operations. In 2012, CPJ honored Rusbridger with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award at the 22nd Annual International Press Freedom Awards.
“It is a real privilege for me to join the board of CPJ to help further freedom of the press and defend journalists across the world who bravely pursue the truth, often in the face of great danger and intimidation,” said Rusbridger.
CPJ’s 35-member board is composed of leading journalists from the United States and around the world. A full list is available here.