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Index staff


Jodie Ginsberg, Chief Executive
Jodie Ginsberg joined Index on Censorship from the think-tank, Demos. A former London Bureau Chief for Reuters, Jodie worked for more than a decade as a foreign correspondent and business journalist. She was previously Head of Communications for Camfed, a non-profit organisation working in girls’ education.
Contact: jodie@indexoncensorship.org

David Sewell, Finance Manager

David Sewell had 20 years of experience of finance management in retail before joining Index in 2009. He is a highly experienced and talented finance professional. He leads Index’s financial reporting, budget management and ensures sound governance according to charities laws and guidelines. He has also taken on the role of HR director and is responsible for office management.
Contact: david@indexoncensorship.org


David Heinemann, Events Manager

David Heinemann joined Index in 2013 to lead the event programme. Previously, he has worked in community development, social innovation and service design for organisations including The Young Foundation, The Challenge Network and Compass. He also has a background in Theatre, having directed and produced international work and new writing for venues around the UK. David studied English and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham.
Contact davidh@indexoncensorship.org

Helen Galliano, Associate Producer

Helen Galliano joined Index in January 2015 as a freelance Associate Producer, focusing on Index events and development, She has an arts background and has previously worked for organisations such as LIFT and Artangel, producing events at the Barbican and Southbank Centre among others. In addition to her work at Index she is co-founder and director of site-specific theatre company Arbonauts. Helen studied Theatre & Performance Arts at Goldsmiths College. Contact: helen@indexoncensorship.org


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Rachael Jolley, Editor, Index on Censorship magazine

Rachael Jolley is the editor of Index on Censorship magazine. Having started as a news reporter on a regional newspaper, she moved on to writing for magazines, newspapers and websites in the UK and internationally (including The Times, the Financial Times and The Guardian). She has been editorial director at think tank British Future, managing editor for monthly magazine Business Traveller, and editor of Business Traveller Middle East, as well as Head of Online for the Fabian Society. She writes regularly for the New Statesman and other publications and co-wrote the play Murdering The Truth (Greenwich Theatre). Contact: rachael@indexoncensorship.org

Vicky Baker, Deputy Editor, Index on Censorship magazine

Vicky Baker came to Index on Censorship from the Guardian. She was previously at Reuters in Buenos Aires. Her features have also been published in the Observer, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Sydney Morning Herald and the South China Morning Post. Her special area of interest is Latin America, having lived in Argentina for four years and travelled extensively around the region. Contact: vicky@indexoncensorship.org | public key

Josie Timms, Editorial Assistant, Index on Censorship magazine
Josie Timms is editorial assistant at Index on Censorship. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in July 2015. She is the 2015 recipient of the Liverpool John Moores University Tim Hetherington Fellowship. Contact: josie@indexoncensorship.org

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Sean Gallagher, Editor, Online

Sean was the Managing Editor Online at the Los Angeles Times and an early producer at The New York Times among other leading media outlets. He has expertise in web development, international editorial and social media. Sean leads Index’s news and online team in addition to contributing to coverage. He studied at Fordham University in New York. Contact: sean@indexoncensorship.org | public key

Ryan McChrystal, Assistant Editor, Online

Ryan McChrystal is Assistant Editor, Online at Index on Censorship, where he provides support for the news and online team in addition to creating content. He has previously held various editorial roles, including as a local reporter, a market reporter and most recently as a features writer at an SME-focused magazine. He is a history and politics graduate at Queen’s University, Belfast. Contact: ryan@indexoncensorship.org | public key


melody-patry-140140Melody Patry, Senior Advocacy Officer 

Melody Patry is advocacy officer at Index on Censorship. Melody provides research and analysis for Index’s policy formulation and works in building relationships with stakeholders to support our domestic and international programmes. Previously she worked as a political adviser for the European External Action Service and most recently, as writer and videographer supporting human rights NGOs in Egypt.
Contact: melody@indexoncensorship.org | public key

Hannah MachlinHannah Machlin, Project Officer

Hannah Machlin is a project officer at Index on Censorship, where she oversees the Mapping Media Freedom Programme. Across multiple sectors, she has held various editing and research-based roles focused on the former Soviet Union. Prior to joining Index, Hannah lived in Russia where she conducted research on ethnic identity politics and travelled extensively throughout the country. She holds a BA from Boston University and a dual MA from the School for Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Contact: hannah@indexoncensorship.org

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