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The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Demetri Sevastopulo (@DimiSevastopulo) as Washington bureau chief, to lead the FT’s coverage of US politics and policy and the 2016 presidential election. He will assume the role with immediate effect.
US managing editor Gillian Tett said: “Demetri is one of our most experienced reporters and editors and we are delighted that he will lead our world class DC team at a pivotal time in American politics. He knows the town and its stories well, having begun his FT career in Washington more than a decade ago, reporting on the Pentagon, CIA and Washington business."
The Financial Times has chosen Stop the Traffik as its 2015-2016 charity seasonal appeal partner. Stop the Traffik is a global charity working to prevent human trafficking and disrupt its supply chains around the world.
FT deputy editor and head of the seasonal appeal committee John Thornhill said: “The Financial Times is delighted to be working with Stop the Traffik for this year’s seasonal appeal. Over 21 million people are victims of forced labour, a global crime that generates profits of £150 billion each year. Through our journalism and the support and generosity of our readers, we can help shed light on human trafficking and strengthen Stop the Traffik’s efforts to end it.”