Wout van Wijk – Executive Director
Wout van Wijk is Executive Director at News Media Europe. Prior to this, Wout held the position of senior EU affairs manager at Huawei Technologies in their Brussels office, where he lead their public outreach on Cyber Security and Data Privacy Protection.
Wout also worked with the European Commission on Trust and Security related policy and research. He started his career as a Government Affairs manager for the trade association of Europe’s direct marketing industry, FEDMA where he worked on data protection and privacy issues.
Wout holds an Msc in Communication Studies from the Twente University, The Netherlands and an MA in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Wout van Wijk
Francesco Vinci – Policy Advisor
Francesco Vinci is a Policy Advisor. He joined News Media Europe after working as a consultant at a renowned Brussels-based public affairs firm with a focus on Copyright, Data protection, Net neutrality and Cyber Security issues.
Prior work experiences include working for AccessNow, an international NGO that defends and extends fundamental rights in the digital environment and a traineeship in the European Parliament where he closely followed policy and legislative developments in the BUDG and CONT committees.
Francesco is fluent in Italian, English, French, Portuguese and has a good understanding of Spanish. He holds a combined BA and Master in law and a BA in international relations from the University of Bologna. He has studied and lived in Italy, Brazil, Belgium and the United States.
Özge Terece – Policy Intern
Sühem Özge Terece (Özge) is currently a master student of Journalism and Media in Europe at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). After graduating from Bogazici University, Istanbul with an honor degree in Translation and Interpreting Studies in 2015, she interned at two media outlets in Turkey.
She also worked for two years at an English-language daily newspaper based in Istanbul as its foreign news editor. With a strong passion for journalism, she now seeks to learn more about media policies and gain more experience on media and communication in general.
In her spare time Özge enjoys singing and playing the piano. She also plays a mean game of volleyball.