Dokhi Fassihian

Placed Leader

Dokhi Fassihian

Executive Director
Reporters Without Borders USA

November 12, 2019

Koya Leadership Partners is delighted to have placed Dokhi Fassihian as the Executive Director for Reporters without Borders USA.

Before joining Reporters without Borders, Ms. Fassihian led the Middle East and North Africa division at Freedom House where she oversaw programs and advocacy across the region. Prior to Freedom House, Fassihian led the Democracy Coalition Project, where she monitored the state of democracy and human rights around the world and tracked the foreign policies of governments on international human rights priorities, including freedom of expression.

She has facilitated the work of global civil society coalitions on a broad range of thematic, emergency, and chronic human rights situations and led successful international campaigns at the UN Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly. Ms. Fassihian has also worked on elections, civil rights in the post 9/11 period, and U.S. national security.

Ms. Fassihian holds a B.A. in International Studies from George Mason University and an M.A. in International Relations: Middle East Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Read the press release: USA: RSF appoints Dokhi Fassihian as new Executive Director.