Snezana Green

Senior Counsel, Legal and Policy Affairs

Snezana joined MDIF in 2011 and since then has been involved in structuring, negotiating, closing, exiting and enforcing MDIF's investments. She is trained as a human rights lawyer specializing in media law, media policy, and freedom of expression. Snezana began her career in Serbia and Montenegro on a team of lawyers from Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office defending independent media pressured by the ruling government. At the same time, she coordinated the ANEM Pro-Bono Legal Aid Network for Media Defense. She later consulted for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, United Nations Volunteers, United Nations Development Programme, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Freedom House, the UN Global Compact and the UN Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, among other international agencies.

A University of Oxford and Chevening Scholar, she holds a MSt (LLM) with honors from the University of Oxford, UK, and a JD from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Snezana was admitted to the Belgrade Bar Association in 1998. She participated in the first ever Price Moot Court competition held annually at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. Fluent in English, proficient in Spanish, and native in Serbo-Croatian, Snezana is a published author and has been a headline speaker on freedom of expression. She is currently based in Central America and Florida.