Global Freedom of Expression

Anne Nelson

Anne Nelson specializes in international media development and has worked as an analyst, evaluator, and practitioner in the field. She has taught at Columbia University since 1995, and consults for many U.S. foundations, including OSI, Carnegie and Knight. She was the director of the International Program at the Columbia School of Journalism and executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Anne was a war correspondent in Latin America, and reported from Eastern Europe and Asia, with work appearing in the New York Times, Harper’s, BBC, and NPR. Her writing has won six awards, including the Livingston Award. Anne is a playwright and screenwriter. Her 2001 play, “The Guys,” deals with the post-9/11 experience and has been produced in the United States and fourteen countries. Her screenplay became a feature film, which received the National Board of Review award for Excellence in Filmmaking. Her play “Savages,” based on the true story of war crimes during the U.S. occupation of the Philippines, was produced off-Broadway and published by Dramatists Play Service. Anne is a graduate of Yale University, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship for work on media and Nazi Germany.