Editorial: Furstenau gets ball rolling on curbing NDAs

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She has also served as a policy officer in humanitarian reform and as chief of strategic planning at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs . A multimedia journalist by training, Heba spent one decade reporting from conflict zones in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia before moving into management. Her recent TEDx Talk – “Stop Eating Junk News” – drives home the importance of responsible journalism from crisis zones. She is a regular commentator on humanitarian policy in her published work, in governmental briefings and at conferences around the world. news editorial is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System and, in 2018, was named one of 100 Young Global Leaders under 40.
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