Peter Noorlander

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Peter has worked in the human rights sector for more than twenty years, focused on the empowerment of civil society and promotion of freedom of expression as key themes.

He co-founded and led the Media Legal Defence Initiative, an award-winning NGO that works globally to provide legal defence to independent media, journalists and bloggers under threat. He has also worked with the Open Society Foundations, a grant making foundation, and ARTICLE 19, a free speech advocacy organisation. Peter is an experienced manager, fundraiser and campaigner and has worked worldwide in countries ranging from Armenia and Azerbaijan to Zambia and Zimbabwe.