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Michael Bloom


Shani Boone

Chief Financial Officer

David S. Bralow

Senior Vice President, Law, for First Look Institute, Inc. and Legal Director of the Press Freedom Defense Fund

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Beth Nathanson

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Roger Hodge

Acting Editor-in-Chief, The Intercept

James Risen

Director of the Press Freedom Defense Fund and Senior National Security Correspondent at The Intercept

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Barbara Schiola

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Ian Stratford

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Business Affairs

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Jeff Alvord

Pat Christen

Michael Bloom


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