Elizabeth Rivera Rivas

Elizabeth Rivera Rivas is most passionate about political communication and the intersection of media, social movements and human rights. For the past two years she has held the position of Communications Director at IFEX, a global network that promotes and defends freedom of expression. She has been fortunate to consult for human rights organizations such as WITNESS and lead the Latin America and Caribbean newsroom for Global Voices.
Elizabeth has a long background in communications, branding and media, including an MA in Global Media and Postnational Communications by SOAS, University of London. She has had a unique career path of almost two decades, spanning from fast-moving corporate marketing to NGO communications and global media. She strongly believes that building communication bridges through positive storytelling and strong trust networks is key for a brighter future.