The ARTICLE 19
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Head of Civic Space Civic Space Team

Patricia Meléndez

Patricia Meléndez

Patricia joined ARTICLE 19 as Cross-Programmatic Projects Manager in May 2012, overseeing the largest grants of the organisation across multiple regions and thematic areas. She coordinates the portfolio of work on the civic space, in particular ARTICLE 19’s work under the Civic Space Initiative (CSI) consortium. Prior to this she worked in the Office of the Secretary General of Amnesty International where she coordinated special projects and provided support to the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General. She has worked as a clerk at the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and has work experience from different United Nations agencies and non-government organisations. Patricia holds a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick and an LLM (Distinction) in International Law and International Relations from the University of Kent. She has lived in many countries in Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Senior Campaigner Communications and Information Team

Barbara Dockalova
@BarbaraDockalo1

Barbara Dockalova
@BarbaraDockalo1

Barbara is responsible for leading the strategic development, management, design, coordination, and delivery of Article19 global campaigns.  In addition, she provides support and guidance to regional offices to ensure effective external mobilisation in line with Article19 Expression Agenda.

Barbara has a Masters Degree in Science and Business. Over the past 12 years, she has been campaigning with human rights organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin America to influence policies and practice that protects the rights of older people, rights to sexual reproductive health and secure gender equality.

Communications and Advocacy Officer Communications and Information Team

Emma Hunter

Emma Hunter

Emma works with ARTICLE 19’s international and regional teams to develop and implement communications and advocacy strategies to advance the organisation’s policy priorities. She has an LLB Hons from the University of Edinburgh and an LLM (Distinction) in international human rights law from University College London, where she focused on the prohibition of torture and gender in international law. She has worked with organisations in Thailand, Switzerland and the USA on human rights and legal research and advocacy. Before joining ARTICLE 19 in 2016, she worked as a Research Officer on human rights in Myanmar with ALTSEAN-Burma.

Director of Communications and Information Communications and Information Team

Sara Wilbourne

Sara Wilbourne

Sara Wilbourne joined ARTICLE 19 in 2016 to lead the development of the organisations’ international communications strategy together with the evolution of international campaigns.

Sara has extensive experience in NGO communications primarily with Amnesty International Secretariat where she held senior positions with responsibility for international publications and strategic communications.  She led the development of the iconic Amnesty international brand during a seven-year process which resulted in the first unified global expression of the organisation.    Prior to joining Amnesty Sara spent the first twenty years of her career in the field of educational and academic publishing, first joining Longman Scientific and Technical division (now Pearson), and going on to become the youngest university press publisher in Europe in 1992 when she took over the reigns of Cork University Press.  Sara went on to become the President of the Irish Publishers Association in 2000 and  the launched a number of ground-breaking titles with authors who taught her the joy of collaboration and diversity in pursuit of knowledge.

Head of Digital Team Digital

Mehwish Ansari

Mehwish Ansari

Mehwish leads ARTICLE 19’s Global Team Digital, which works on building human rights considerations in the design, development, standardization, and deployment of internet infrastructure.

Since joining ARTICLE 19 in 2016, Mehwish’s work as a digital program officer included leading its engagement at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN specialized agency. Previously, Mehwish worked at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as part of the Speech, Privacy & Technology Project and the Human Rights Program. She holds an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Senior Programme Officer Team Digital

Ephraim Percy Kenyanito

Ephraim Percy Kenyanito

Ephraim is a trained lawyer and public policy analyst with over eight years in the International Trade, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law industry. Between 2014 and 2018 he served as the youngest advisor on Internet Governance to two UN Secretary Generals Ban Ki–moon and António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres. Additionally, since 2013 he has served as an Independent Expert to two ICANN Implementation Advisory Groups. Since 2012, Ephraim has also executed international development projects with a diverse range of leading international institutions across 46 African Union member countries.

Presently, Ephraim does research on the nexus of the Domain Name System and Business and Human Rights (BHR) with international institution, ARTICLE 19. He is also a member of the GFCE Advisory Board, Digital Peace Now, European Commission GIPO advisory group among other board positions. He is also a full member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU).

Ephraim is currently pursuing Postgraduate qualifications in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law at Queen Mary University of London and holds an LLB (with Honours) where his thesis examined the Relationship Between Domain Names and Geographical Indications with a special focus on .wine and .vin applications.

Senior Programme Officer Team Digital

Vidushi Marda
@VidushiMarda

Vidushi Marda
@VidushiMarda

Vidushi is an Indian lawyer working on technology and human rights. As Senior Programme Officer with ARTICLE 19’s Team Digital, her current research and policy engagement focuses on algorithmic decision making. In particular, she works on examining the contours of algorithmic fairness, accountability and transparency; with a view to better inform legal, policy, and technical approaches to solving for them.

She also works towards strengthening human rights considerations in Internet infrastructure, particularly at Internet governance bodies like ICANN and the IEEE.

Vidushi is a member of the Centre for Internet and Society, where she previously worked. She has produced research in the areas of internet governance, big data, access to knowledge, and cybersecurity. Her work on privacy in traditional Indian law was recently cited by the Supreme Court of India.

She leads the research efforts of the Cross Community Working Party on Human Rights (CCWP-HR) at ICANN, and was a member of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) working group on human rights and cyber security, “An Internet Free and Secure” (2013-2017). She is a visiting Research Associate at DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam, where she works towards understanding content regulation vis-a-vis increased dominance of platforms on the Internet.

Programme Officer Team Digital

Raquel Renno Nunes

Raquel Renno Nunes

Raquel is the Digital Program Officer focusing on spectrum management issues, primarily in and around the ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector. She has been working with topics related to human rights and social impact of digital technologies since 2003 in educational and digital rights organisations and since 2010 she is a member of the International Center for Info Ethics (ICIE).
Currently based in Berlin, she also worked together with local grassroots communities in Central and South America on projects to tackle digital divide among women and girls in familiar agriculture and indigenous communities.She holds a PhD in Communication and Semiotics from PUC-Sao Paulo, focusing on the intersection  between urban studies and the media environment.

Senior Programme Officer Team Digital

Joey Salazar

Joey Salazar

Joey is a software engineer passionate about open source and e-learning. Previously, she was a systems administrator in Costa Rica, a full-stack programmer intern at Hebei Software Institute in China, and an open source developer at Internet Systems Consortium where she worked on the DNS server BIND. As Programme Officer with ARTICLE 19’s Team Digital, Joey leads the team’s IETF engagement program focusing on policies, standards, and protocol implementations. In particular, her current work focuses on DNS and its related privacy and censorship considerations.