KARACHI (By Mohsin Khan) The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) On Wednesday announced that Diane Brayton, executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of The New York Times Company, and Maria Teresa Ronderos, former director of the Open Society Foundation’s program on independent journalism, have joined the organization’s board of directors.
Kathleen Carroll, chair of the board said. said Diane deeply understands the threats to journalists worldwide. Maria Teresa’s knowledge of the threats journalists face is deeply felt, and she brings decades of commitment to press freedom to the board.
Ronderos authored a book on the subject, “Guerras Recicladas,” for which she was awarded the 2015 Simon Bolivar National Award for “Journalist of the Year.” She has received the King of Spain Iberoamerican Award and the Columbia University Maria Moors Cabot Award.
Brayton and Ronderos are joining CPJ at a time when press freedom is increasingly under threat worldwide.