Alinda Vermeer

Chief Executive Officer, Media Defence

Alinda is Media Defence’s Chief Executive Officer. A practicing lawyer admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands, she has represented journalists, citizen journalists and independent media in numerous cases before international courts and human rights tribunals since joining the organisation in 2014. Prior to joining Media Defence, Alinda worked at Privacy International, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the organisation’s litigation strategy on the international trade in surveillance technologies. She also worked as a criminal defence lawyer with Stibbe, a large law firm in the Netherlands, and has experience working in the field of international criminal law at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Alinda graduated in criminal law from Leiden University and speaks Dutch and English.