George Clooney has one more reason to admire his wife (as if he needed another).
This week, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced his appointment of Amal Clooney, 41,
to a new post in which she’ll work to protect and expand freedom of the press, according to E! News.
“I am honored to have been appointed as the Foreign Secretary’s Special Envoy on
Media Freedom and to have been invited to chair the High Level Panel of Legal Experts,”
Amal said in a statement. “Through my legal work defending journalists,
I have seen first-hand the ways in which reporters are being targeted and imprisoned in an
effort to silence them and prevent a free media. I welcome the UK Government’s focus on this issue
at a time when journalists are being killed and imprisoned at record levels all over the world
and I look forward to working on new legal initiatives that can help to ensure a more
effective international response.” E! reports the campaign
“aims to shine a spotlight on media abuses and reverse the trend of violence against journalists,”
according to the statement. “Amal Clooney’s leading work on human rights means she is
ideally placed to ensure this campaign has real impact for journalists
and the free societies who depend on their work,” the foreign secretary added.
“She will use her expertise to chair a panel comprising the world’s best legal
minds to develop and promote legal mechanisms to prevent and reverse media abuses.”