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About Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

Yvette J. Alberdingk Thijm, Executive Director of WITNESS, is an attorney with nearly two decades of experience in media and new technology. Prior to joining WITNESS, she served as Executive Vice President of Content Strategy & Acquisition at Joost, the global online video platform formed by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype and Kazaa. Previously, Alberdingk Thijm spent more than a decade at MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and was instrumental in its international growth and its forays into new media. As Executive Vice President of Business Affairs for MTVNI, she oversaw business affairs for all of its branded businesses and channels worldwide (excluding the U.S.A.), including digital media initiatives, audiovisual co-productions, new business development, strategic partnerships and joint ventures. In both these roles, she expanded the global reach of the companies through the development and implementation of strategic content, new media, and marketing strategies. She speaks Dutch, English, French and German.

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Reflecting on International Women's Day

In WITNESS' history we have partnered with women around the world. This is a thank you to all the women who are our partners in change.

Regions: Global

Issues: Human rights defenders, Women's rights

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Upwards and Onwards to 2010: WITNESS' New Strategic Vision

WITNESS has had its most successful year ever, thanks to your support and partnership. This is the moment to say: "thank you." ...

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Every Woman Has a Story...

...and every story can create change....

Regions: Global, Mexico, Yemen

Issues: Justice, Violence against women, Women's rights

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