Lucie Morillon is the Head of Reporters Without Borders New Media Desk. She deals with monitoring online freedom of expression and advocating for the release of online reporters, bloggers and netizens who have been imprisoned for speaking freely on the Internet. She was till June 2009 based in Washington DC, where she opened a representative office in 2004. She supervised Reporters Without Borders USA activities, acted as a spokesperson for the organization and covered issues related to press freedom in the United States. In charge of PR and advocacy towards Congress, she did her best to publicize press freedom abuses worldwide. She took part in several Reporters Without Borders fact-finding missions and has been featured on CNN, ABC News, Fox News, Al Jazeera, and quoted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, The LA Times,, etc. Lucie Morillon joined the international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders in 2000 as a Researcher for the European and Former-USSR Desk. Next, she assumed the position of the organization’s International Coordinator, managing the development of Reporters Without Borders branches. Lucie Morillon holds a Masters Degree in History (with a major in Europe and the Far East), from the University of Nantes, and another in Communications and Politics from the Superior Institute of Public and Political Management (ISMAPP) in Paris.