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.
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.
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).
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.
David Heinemann joined Index in 2013 to lead the event programme. He took up the role of Head of Fellowships in 2017, offering year-round tailored support to front-line individuals and organisations fighting censorship. Previously, he has worked in social innovation, community and youth development, and as a theatre director for organisations including the Young Foundation, Compass and arts organisations across the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kieran Etoria-King is editorial assistant at Index on Censorship. He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in July 2015. He is the 2016 recipient of the Liverpool John Moores University Tim Hetherington Fellowship. He has previously written for The Independent and The Voice.
Jemimah Steinfeld has lived and worked in both Shanghai and Beijing where she has written on a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on youth culture, gender and censorship. She is the author of the book Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China, which was described by the FT as “meticulously researched and highly readable”. Jemimah has freelanced for a variety of publications, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, Vice, CNN, Time Out and the Huffington Post. She has a degree in history from Bristol University and went on to study an MA in Chinese Studies at SOAS. She can be found tweeting @JFSteinfeld.