World Press Freedom Day 2019
Independent expert and consultant
American Eric Johnson has spent nearly 30 years implementing independent-journalism-strengthening projects, advocating progressive media and internet policy, combating cybercensorship, improving the cybersecurity of journos and rights activists, and supporting local freedom-strengthening NGOs in over 50 countries for Internews, FPU, IMS, IREX, Counterpart, the DDP, Chemonics, IRG, FHI360, and others. He has lived in Shanghai, Paris, New York, and Moscow and is currently based in Sydney. His first degrees were in math and Russian.