Stewart Chisholm is an Associate Director with the Open Society Foundations’ Program on Independent Journalism based in London, England, where he oversees the Program’s global portfolio on media policy and freedom of expression. He joined the organization in 2000, working first in Budapest until the Program’s move to London in 2003. He holds a master’s degree from Columbia University in International Affairs with a concentration in International Media and Communications and a certificate in International Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics. He has worked as a researcher for the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York, as well as a journalist with CNNfn and Bloomberg Television in New York. Stewart is fluent in Russian and has worked previously for nearly a decade in Russia on NGO and civil society development initiatives.