Nicholas Benequista has a background that encompasses the cross-cutting interests of the Center for International Media Assistance. He began his professional career as a journalist in Latin America, eventually leading Bloomberg News’ Mexico City Bureau. He later completed an Mphil in International Development at the Institute for Development Studies in Brighton, England and spent the subsequent 10 years doing a mix of research and advocacy work on issues of citizenship, transparency and accountability. In 2016, Nicholas completed his PhD in media and communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science with an action-research project that explored how Kenyan journalists contend with the challenges of ethnic and partisan divisions in their country and in their newsrooms. He joined CIMA shortly after as Research Manager and Editor and is committed to strengthening CIMA’s role as a global thought leader on issues of media and democracy.