Robert Ruby is Director of Communications at Freedom House. He oversees media relations, the organization’s online activities, and publication and promotion of its research reports. He previously served as foreign editor of The Baltimore Sun after being the paper’s bureau chief in the Middle East and Europe. He was Communications Director at the International Center for Transitional Justice and at what is now the Natural Resource Governance Institute. He is also the author of nonfiction books about the Middle East and the Canadian Arctic.