CRJ is under new ownership
The Crisis Response Journal is under the new ownership of Crisis Reporting Ltd, a UK-based company, and is welcoming on board Luavut Zahid as the new Publishing Editor.
Founder and current Editor in Chief, Emily Hough, will advise Luavut in the background as Editor Emeritus.
She says: “Luavut is a talented, international, creative and energetic reporter, editor and marketeer; she brings much-needed vigour to the publication and will take it forwards and develop it even further.
“I am so very proud of the Crisis Response Journal and all that it has achieved since I launched it in 2004. That has all been down to those who put their faith in the CRJ – I want to thank our Advisory Panel Members, our loyal subscribers and key network partners who are, quite simply, all amazing people.
“It has been humbling to work with so many talented and dedicated individuals around the world, all united by the common desire to improve the safety and security of people, society and the environment. It really is the loveliest community, and it is both an honour and a privilege to have been a small part of that.
“However, 18 years in the same job is a long time, and it was time to pass the baton to someone who can lead the publication and website through the next couple of decades – I am very thankful that I have found the perfect person to do so in Luavut. I know that she cares for the publication and its community as much as I do.
“I look forward to seeing Luavut, the journal and our strong, international community soaring to new heights and helping to make the world a safer place amid all today’s turbulence.”
Luavut says: "It is my absolute pleasure to carry forward the story after Emily. She's been a great friend and mentor to me for most of my career as a journalist and researcher. I hope to do her proud and continue the strong legacy she's built for CRJ as a woman-led publication that approaches important subjects in a no-nonsense manner. We are lucky that she will be continuing to stay connected as Editor Emeritus; her sage wisdom is both unparalleled and unmatched."
"The Crisis Response Journal has over a two-decade legacy of putting into focus topics that often go under-reported or not at all. The community that it brings together consists of people who are pushing for a better world, and I am proud to be a part of this community."
"In the years that I have spent working for CRJ as a correspondent, the one value that has stood out for me is to present a topic with objectivity and consistency, no matter how much noise it is surrounded by. It is a value that we will be continuing to hold onto."
"I'm excited to take on this role, and I hope to continue in Emily's footsteps while filling the very big shoes she leaves behind. Covering crises is a never-ending job, and the new CRJ team is up for the sprint."