Jodie Ginsberg
chief executive, Index on Censorship

Jodie is the head of UK-based freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship, which publishes the work of censored writers and artists and campaigns against censorship worldwide. A former foreign correspondent and business journalist, Jodie worked for more than a decade for Reuters news agency and from 2007-2011 was Reuters’ London Bureau Chief, where she led coverage of the financial crisis, UK riots, phone hacking scandal and royal wedding. In 2012, Jodie set up the Reuters ‘press gang’ initiative – a journalism workshop for young people in the communities around Canary Wharf, and in 2013 was shortlisted in the media category of the UK’s First Women Awards. After leaving Reuters, Jodie worked as Head of Communications for Camfed, an education charity that supports girls and young women in Africa through education and as an editor at Chime for Change, a global awareness campaign for women’s empowerment. She has also worked at think tank Demos where she was Deputy Director of Demos Finance - a research unit aimed at opening up debate on financial services.

Follow Jodie on Twitter: @jodieginsberg


Sunday 23 October, 10.00 Cinema 2
Comedy and censorship: are you kidding me?