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Jonathan Heawood

Chief Executive Officer, IMPRESS

Jonathan Heawood began his career as a journalist at the Observer and went on to spend seven years as Director of English PEN, where he campaigned successfully for free speech and media freedom. He co-founded the Libel Reform Campaign, which was shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights Award, and sat on the Ministry of Justice Working Group on Libel Reform. Jonathan has written for newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, London Review of BooksProspect and New Statesman, and journals including Critical QuarterlyEthical Space, Journal of Media Law, Communications Law, Information Polity and the British Journalism Review. He has also given evidence to several Parliamentary select committees and is regularly invited to speak at conferences in the UK and internationally. He is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Stirling University, a Leadership Fellow at St George’s House, Windsor, and a Trustee of the Stephen Spender Trust.

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