Jodie Ginsberg named as new president of Committee to Protect Journalists

The South African and British national will succeed Joel Simon, who stepped down at the end of 2021 after leading the organisation for 15 years.

Jodie Ginsberg is the president of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Picture: @jodieginsberg/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Journalist and author Jodie Ginsberg has been selected as the new president of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The South African and British national will succeed Joel Simon, who stepped down at the end of 2021 after leading the organisation for 15 years.

The organisation, which promotes press freedom worldwide, said that Ginsberg was an accomplished advocate and journalist with first-hand knowledge of some challenges faced by independent media.

She is expected to start in April.