Neus Vidal is a journalist and political scientist. She is currently in charge of monitoring violations of press freedom at the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom. She is also a Journalism Lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia and pursuing a PhD in Politics at Birkbeck College – University of London, focusing on transparency policies and access to information. Previously, she was a freelance reporter at El País and worked for several outlets in the United Kingdom and in Spain. Neus holds a double degree in Journalism and Political Science (Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona) and an Investigative Journalism master’s degree (City, University of London). She has been awarded with several grants such as the European Collaborative Journalism Programme 2021, Re:constitution fellowship 2019, and La Caixa Excellence fellowship 2014.