Leon Willems was appointed Director of Free Press Unlimited in May 2011. During the nineties, Willems held several positions at Ikon Television, a small broadcaster specialized in war reporting and social documentaries. For years he was the producer of important news stories about the Middle-east and Sub Saharan Africa. Between 2004-2007 Willems worked for the United Nations, setting up independent radio stations in South Sudan. In 2008 he initiated the Radio Dabanga project in partnership with journalists, NGO’s and peace groups.