Elisabet Cantenys

executive director ACOS Alliance

Elisabet Cantenys is the Executive Director of the ACOS Alliance, a coalition of more than 125 news organizations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom NGOs working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices. Elisabet has led the Alliance since 2016, managing the organisation’s growth and strategy, overseeing its global partnerships and leading a rich programme of activities.

Prior to joining the ACOS Alliance Elisabet had more than a decade of experience working on freelance safety issues and cultivating a collaborative approach to these. As former Head of Programmes at the Rory Peck Trust, in London, she oversaw, managed and implemented more than a dozen journalist safety projects worldwide. Cantenys has also worked as a freelance documentary producer, radio journalist and writer in New York, London and Barcelona. She is a regular participant and speaker at press freedom and journalism safety conferences and events, and writes about journalist safety issues. She has a Master’s degree in global politics from the University of London and is a guest lecturer at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, in Barcelona.

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