Meet Margo Smit

Margo 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 Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ).

In addition, she has been a TV practice teacher at the Master’s program in Journalism at the University of Groningen since 2009 and a guest lecturer at various other journalistic programs in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Smit is vice-chairman of the Global Investigative Journalism Network. 

Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, and is responsible for all journalistic output at the Dutch public broadcaster NPO since January 1, 2017.

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