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Margo Smit

GIJN/ICIJ
ombudsman
Netherlands
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.
Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary editor at RTL Nieuws, research journalist at KRO Reporter and director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). In addition, she taught TV journalism at the Master's program at the University of Groningen between 2009 -2017 and is a guest lecturer at various other journalistic programs in the Netherlands and Flanders.  is a board member of Journalismfund.eu, vice-chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and a (sleeping) member of ICIJ. Smit was an investigative reporter and journalism teacher for 25 years, and for 6 years ran the Dutch-Flemish association of investigative reporters VVOJ before she became news ombudsman at the Dutch public broadcaster in 2015.