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The Scott Trust appoints Nabiha Syed

The Scott Trust, shareholder of Guardian Media Group, has announced the appointment of media lawyer Nabiha Syed to its board.

The Scott Trust appoints Nabiha Syed
Nabiha Syed: “I’ve long admired the Guardian’s fearless, investigative journalism that holds power to account.”

The Scott Trust says Nabiha is chief executive officer of The Markup, a media startup. Prior to launching The Markup, Nabiha spent a decade as a media lawyer working at the frontier of technology and newsgathering, including at the New York Times and more recently at BuzzFeed where she was associate general counsel. She has extensive experience, advising on publication issues with the Snowden revelations and the Steele Dossier, litigation around police disciplinary records, as well as privacy and free speech issues globally.

Ole Jacob Sunde, chair of The Scott Trust, said: “Nabiha’s legal background and extensive media sector experience will be invaluable assets as she joins the Scott Trust. We are delighted to welcome her.”

Nabiha Syed said: “I’ve long admired the Guardian’s fearless, investigative journalism that holds power to account. I’m honoured to join the Scott Trust board, and especially to support the Guardian’s fierce independence, which is more critical than ever.”

Since it was formed in 1936, The Scott Trust says its core purpose has been to secure the financial and editorial independence in perpetuity of the Guardian. The Trust’s unique ownership structure ensures a long-term, commercially sustainable future for Guardian journalism.

The current Scott Trust board members are: Ole Jacob Sunde (chair), Katharine Viner, Tracy Corrigan, David Olusoga, Stuart Proffitt, Matthew Ryder, Vivian Schiller, Russell Scott, Haroon Siddique, Margaret Simons, and Stephen Godsell.

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