Nik Williams is the policy and campaigns officer at Index on Censorship. Prior to this he coordinated the inaugural year of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) at European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). Nik is also the journalist protection advisor at the Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ) and a reader director at the investigative journalism outlet, The Ferret.
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