Directors and Guarantors
Dr Justin Schlosberg is Research Director and co-founder of Truth Defence. He is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media at Birkbeck, University of London, a former Chair of the Media Reform Coalition, and former Edmund J. Safra Network fellow at Harvard University. His work is focused on media ownership, justice and disinformation and he is the author/co-author of several books about the media.
Andrew Feinstein is a Truth Defence co-founder and non-executive director. He was a former Member of Parliament for the ANC in South Africa and author of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade. He resigned as an MP in 2001 when the ANC refused to launch an unfettered investigation into arms trade corruption. He has since become a leading critic of the global arms trade and Executive Director of Shadow World Investigations.
Rizwana Hamid is Director of the Centre for Media Monitoring with over 30 years experience working in the media. She has worked as an award winning producer/director for BBC, including Panorama, as well as Channel 4. Rizwana has also run media skills workshops for disenfranchised communities in the UK, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Professor Tony Booth is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Commonwealth Education at Cambridge University, Director of the Index for Inclusion network, and a prominent climate activist. He has been researching, teaching and writing about participation and exclusion in education for more than thirty years.
Professor Lynne Segal is a socialist feminist academic and activist, author of many books and articles, and participant in many campaigns, from local community to international. In 1999 she was appointed Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at Birkbeck, University of London/
Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC is the founder of leading human rights firm Bindmans LLP. He has won awards for a lifetime’s achievement in human rights from Liberty and the Law Society’s Gazette, among others. In 2007 he was knighted for services to human rights
Tim Llewellyn is a freelance writer and broadcaster who was the BBC Middle East correspondent for 10 years (based in Beirut from 1976 to 1980 and in Nicosia from 1987 to 1992). He is the author of Spirit of the Phoenix: Beirut and the Story of Lebanon (IB Tauris 2010).
Mica Nava is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London, UK. She is a cultural historian has published a number of books on modernity, feminism, race and difference.