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Kristin Olson

OSCE, Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media
Principal Adviser
Kristin Olson has been internationally engaged in media freedom and freedom of expression the last decades via different organizations. Since June 2019, she is the Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media.
Prior to this, in her position as Senior Specialist for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Chair of Sida’s Media committee, she worked closely with a multitude of recognized global NGOs, multilateral bodies and bilateral decision-makers to further the international efforts for improved freedom of expression.
She has a background as journalist, media manager, and TV- and radio producer in Sweden - in various formats and journalistic genres - including producer of an educational TV-series on media’s impact in society.
Holding double Master degrees in Humanitarian Assistance with a focus on Peace & Conflict studies, and in Communication for Development respectively, she is also the author of recognized factual books for universities and the general public on media literacy; on media and society; and on policy communication.
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