Magnus Forsberg joined the ARIJ board in 2018, bringing 18 years experience in journalism, risk management, and security. Currently he is project director of the Securing Access to Freedom of Expression (SAFE) program at IREX, responsible for all aspects of project implementation, working closely with local and international counterparts.
SAFE is IREX’s flagship effort to enable media practitioners and social communicators to work as safely as possible in closed and closing spaces. SAFE equips individuals and organizations to manage and mitigate threats they face in their day-to-day work. Magnus previously worked with the EU External Action Service, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish NGOs, and as a freelance journalist for Swedish media covering stories in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Africa, and South Asia.