Ginsberg made Index c.e.o.

Ginsberg made Index c.e.o.

Free speech organisation Index on Censorship has appointed Jodie Ginsberg as its new c.e.o.

Ginsberg is a former London bureau chief for Reuters, and worked as a foreign correspondent and business journalist. She has previously been head of communications at charity Camfed, and think-tank Demos.

David Aaronovitch, chair of Index on Censorship, said: "Index is an indispensible organization and I am really pleased to have someone of Jodie’s experience and talents coming to us. Index’s work defending freedom of expression on- and off-line is more important than ever in the face of growing censorship in many countries around the world from Turkey to Russia, from Azerbaijan to India to China."

Ginsberg said: "Defending freedom of expression is not an easy task but it is a vital one. If we want to live in a world where everyone is free to speak, write, publish or perform without fear of persecution then we need to champion those rights every day."

Ginsberg will begin in May, replacing outgoing c.e.o. Kirsty Hughes.