Brian Pellot is Director of Global Strategy at Religion News Service and Religion Newswriters Foundation. He is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, where he occasionally freelances for international media outlets.

Before joining RNS/RNF, he served as Index on Censorship‘s Digital Policy Advisor in London and Free Speech Debate‘s Online Editor in Oxford, UK.

Brian graduated from the University of Missouri in 2010 with dual degrees in International Convergence Journalism and International Studies. In July 2012, he finished a master’s degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship.

Check out Brian’s CV and send him an email at brian.pellot{at}gmail[dot]com. He’s on Twitter @brianpellot.