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OpenMedia announces new Executive Director

OpenMedia is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Tribe as its new Executive Director.

WHAT: OpenMedia, a digital rights organization that works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free, is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Tribe as its new Executive Director.

The decision was made following an extensive search process. Laura takes over from Alexa Pitoulis, who has served as Interim Executive Director for the past six months. Laura has worked for over a year with OpenMedia as its Digital Rights Specialist.

WHEN: Effective immediately.

WHO: Laura Tribe

BIO: With a background in the intersection of human rights and information communication technologies, Laura loves the Internet and is excited to keep fighting for what makes it great. Laura has been working with OpenMedia since 2015, previously leading the organization’s campaigns and advocacy on digital privacy. Before working with OpenMedia, Laura's experience includes working with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), IFEX, and various tech startups. She holds a BA in Media, Information and Technoculture from Western University, and an MA in Communications from Carleton University. You can find Laura on Twitter at @ltribe.

QUOTES:

Board Chair Phillip Djwa had this to say: “As a board, we’ve been deeply impressed by Laura’s passion for the work we do, her commitment to a free and open Internet, and her profound belief in the participatory values that make this organization, and this community, so unique and so impactful. With Laura at the helm, I believe OpenMedia will be well positioned to meet the challenges we’ll face over the years to come and, most importantly of all, to meet the needs of our community, without whom nothing that we do would be possible.”

Executive Director Laura Tribe said: “I am honoured to be serving OpenMedia’s unique global community in this new capacity. As threats to the open Internet multiply around the world, the work that our team and our community does has never been more important. I’m excited by the challenges ahead, and can’t wait to get started.”

OpenMedia works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. We create community-driven campaigns to engage, educate, and empower people to safeguard the Internet.

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