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Anna is a journalist, podcaster and campaigner. She writes about business, culture and technology for The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, Wired, VICE, Monocle and many others.
She also writes the newsletter "The Professional Freelancer" with candid advice on how to make freelancing a viable career choice. She also co-hosts the podcast "Is This Working", which explores ways and tools to make work better for everyone.
Co-Founder, Frontline Freelance Register
Anna Therese is an award-winning international reporter and filmmaker. Her work has been featured in a variety of news outlets, including CNN, Al Jazeera English, BBC, CBS, and VICE, as well as international film festivals, including Tribeca, Cannes, and SxSW. Day is a co-founder of Frontline Freelance Register and a board member of the ACOS Alliance. In 2020, Day was honored for her international reporting and press freedom advocacy with the James Foley World Press Freedom Award.
Anna Therese loves hiking and biking. She also likes pop music.
Owner, Edge Media
Abigail is a freelance journalist, trainer and technologist with bylines in The Guardian, VICE, The Week, and other publications. Previously, she worked as a journalist at BBC News and was a 2019 teaching fellow with Google News Initiative. She is a visiting journalism lecturer at City University of London, and is currently working on her first book.
Abigail loves hiking, yoga, and hanging out with her ginger rescue cat, Dylan.
Head of Editorial, gal-dem
Journalist, editor, features writer, columnist and creative with focuses on investigations, race, lifestyle, travel, media, youth culture and social politics.
I am the head of editorial at gal-dem, a Guardian freelancer and a former weekend editor and writer at Dazed. I have written columns for the Observer, ipaper and Metro and freelance for a variety of publications, including Easyjet Magazine and the Financial Times. Experienced panellist and speaker on radio and TV. Commercial clients include BAFTA, Exposure, Nike and Channel 4.
Director HP Risk Management
In addition to being a Director of HP Risk Management, Colin serves as the Journalist Safety Strategist for the Committee to Protect Journalists. In the last two decades, he has helped shape the international media's approach to safety.
He was previously the Head of High-Risk Security for ITN News and Deputy Head at the BBC High-Risk Team. Colin was also a producer for BBC Newsnight, Radio 4, and World TV. He has an MA in Modern History and International Relations from St. Andrews University.
Digital Safety Consultant
Ela Stapley is a digital security consultant working with journalists around the globe to assist them with their digital security needs.
A former freelance journalist, Ela works on the emergencies team at the Committee to Protect Journalists, and at the International Women's Media Foundation's where she leads their online harassment initiative.
Assistant professor, U Navarra
James is a bilingual consultant (English-Spanish) on digital journalism and newsroom leadership with three decades of experience on the editorial and business side of newspapers. His specialty is entrepreneurial journalism and new financial models for digital media. He has blogs about entrepreneurial journalism in English and in Spanish.
James has been focused on helping journalists create viable organizations that serve the public with trustworthy news and information. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Communication of the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
James loves hiking, jazz and classical music. He is also interested in archaeology and prehistory.
Freischreiber e. V.
Katharina is a freelance science journalist and author from Hamburg, Germany. She regularly works for German science magazines like Geo Wissen and P.M. History. Katharina has worked as a freelancer for nearly 15 years.
She is the Executive vice-president of Freischreiber, a German professional association that works for the interests of freelance journalists.
Principal Egality Law LLP
Korieh Duodu is the principal of Egality Law LLP, an international law firm with offices in London and Accra, Ghana. Qualifying in England as a Barrister in 1999, Korieh has practiced with several top English and international firms until he founded Egality Law. Korieh is an advocate for free speech and anti-corruption issues with a particular interest in media law. He has delivered many lectures and training programmes on copyright and other forms of intellectual property for journalists, editors and campaigning organisations.
As a former in-house lawyer at Guardian Newspapers in London, Korieh advised journalists on a daily basis on copyright and other intellectual property issues arising in the context of newspaper publication. Korieh was also the lead advocate in a major significant English High Court decision on copyright, Pennwell Publishing (UK) Ltd v Ornstein and others  IRLR 700.
Korieh loves listening to all forms of jazz, travelling and watching his beloved Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Coach & resiliency trainer
Kim is a certified leadership coach and resiliency trainer who focuses a lot on how mindfulness can help us reduce stress. She has coached and trained journalists and changemakers from around the world.
Before going freelance, Kim worked as an organizational advisor to many media and journalism support programs. She is also a teacher of Nia, a sensory-based movement form that blends dance, martial arts, and yoga.
Aikido, cooking, and swimming are some of Kim's favourite activities, and she loves the outdoors.
Freelancer & consultant
Laura is a freelance journalist with bylines in The Guardian, BBC Future, The Week and other publications. She also works as a strategist, consultant, and trainer on audience development and engagement projects, usually in newsrooms and sometimes as a freelancer. Her clients include Condé Nast, the BBC, the Financial Times and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. She lives in Brighton, UK.
Laura loves live music, reading, and traveling. She also enjoys football and yoga a lot.
Freelancer & trainer
Mar is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with more than 15 years of experience in the profession –most of it working remotely. She led the technology and data work for the Panama Papers investigation and suffered burn-out as a result.
She’s currently an Acumen fellow candidate, raising awareness on how technology is changing how we interact with ourselves, each other and as a society. She is also co-founder of OdiseIA, an independent, objective and multidisciplinary institute in Spain that promotes ethical and responsible use of artificial intelligence.
Mar loves staring at the Mediterranean sea while she works. Meditating is one of the activities that help Mar achieve work-life balance and she really likes attending retreats.
TV Editor, The Guardian
Toby Moses is the TV Editor at the Guardian. He started his career on the Sports desk at the Observer, before becoming a writer for the Mail on Sunday's Live magazine.
He then returned to Sport at the Guardian, where he worked as a writer, sub-editor, deputy production editor and then night editor for eight years. He moved from Sport to Opinion, where he became Deputy Opinion Editor and is currently on secondment to the Culture desk as TV Editor.
Toby loves TV and films. He is also a football enthusiast.
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