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Jonathan Heawood

Executive Director of the Public Interest News Foundation

Dr Jonathan Heawood is Executive Director of the Public Interest News Foundation. After completing his doctorate at Cambridge University, Jonathan became a journalist at The Observer and went on to spend seven years as Director of the free speech charity, English PEN. In 2013, Jonathan founded IMPRESS, the Independent Monitor for the Press, which he led as CEO until March 2020. Jonathan is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Stirling, a Leadership Fellow at St George’s House, Windsor, and Chair of the Stephen Spender Trust. His first book, ‘The Press Freedom Myth’, was published by Biteback in 2019.

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