Jane Duncan

Executive director, Freedom of Expression Institute

As the executive director of the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), Jane Duncan is a very public persona � especially considering the strife that the SABC has found itself in over the past few years. Duncan worked her way up the ranks through the FXI, joining the group in 1994 as a receptionist. Since then, she has held positions as the publication education coordinator, the head of policy and research and was acting director before she was appointed to her current position in 2001. While she has spent much of her career defending the right to free speech � she was also a coordinator for the Anti-Censorship Action Group. Duncan began her career in the arts, where she worked with the African Institute of Art's Funda Centre in Soweto and, later, at the Afrika Cultural Centre in Newtown. This month, she will be leaving the FXI to join Rhodes University as the Highway Africa Chair and a professor of media and information society. � Lloyd Gedye

Lunch spot: Doppio Zero, Bedfordview