Team

The ARTICLE 19
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International HR Officer
International HR Officer

Abosede Osunsanya
@AbosedeOsunsanya

Abosede Osunsanya
@AbosedeOsunsanya

Abosede has substantial experience of supporting the complete employee life cycle in a diversity of organisations in the not-for-profit and public sector including United Nations Population Fund. In addition to Abosede’s HR professional experience, Abosede has also undertook general management roles providing supported housing for women. Along with a recognised coaching qualification, Abosede is a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development with a first degree in Law and a Master in law LLM.

Regional Director for Kenya and East Africa
Regional Director for Kenya and East Africa

Mugambi Kiai

Mugambi Kiai

Mr. Mugambi Kiai, is a lawyer by training with a very distinguished track record of nearly three decades in the areas of Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice, Governance and Democracy including Freedom of Expression and Media (Press) Freedom issues and challenges.

He is an LL.M Graduate from Harvard School of Law and has an LL.B from the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Law.

Digital Program Officer
Digital Program Officer

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, he 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.

Internet of Rights Fellow
Internet of Rights Fellow

Ali Hussein

Ali Hussein

Ali Hussain is researching Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Intellectual property rights preservation area as his postgraduate degree at the University of Malaya. He is working on solving user’s online rights over its data which travels around without explicit control. His area of interest is improving technical protocols and standards. He is working on increasing the adoption of the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) as part of APNIC Project under ISIF Grant 2019. He is working as the Internet of Right (IoR) fellow to bring users privacy protection perspective into RDAP.

Prevention Coordinator
Prevention Coordinator

Paula Saucedo
@paulamsr

Paula Saucedo
@paulamsr

Paula is a gender and human rights defender, with over 7 years of experience, she has worked with several NGOs, United Nations and International Cooperation Agencies. Currently, she is the prevention coordinator at ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America, she also manages the Red Rompe el Miedo (RRM) (break the fear network).

Paula is committed to the recognition and protection of Human Rights and personally committed to defend and protect the freedom of expression, tackle gender violence and to break the social, political and economic barriers facing vulnerable groups, especially women, journalists, migrants and refugees.

Senior Programme Officer
Senior Programme Officer

Muthuri Kathure

Muthuri Kathure

Muthuri is responsible for ensuring that ARTICLE 19 plays a crucial role in promoting enabling environment for people’s participation in shaping their societies in the Eastern Africa region. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19 he worked at African Prisons Project where he led the delivery of the Charity’s strategic legal aid initiative around it’s drop in Legal Advice clinics in Kenya and Uganda. Muthuri has also worked with refugees and sexual & gender minorities. His academic background is in Law and Project Planning & Management.

Project Coordinator

Debbie Solomon

Debbie Solomon

Debbie is the project coordinator for PROTECT a consortium programme

AAT qualified accountant with over 20 years experiences in the private sector, NGO and INGO’s.

She has an BSc 2:1 from Birkbeck University and an MSc Gender (Research) from The London School of Economics where her focus was the disavow of the Black Bisexual body.

Before joining ARTICLE 19 in 2011, she volunteered in the Educational Team  at Plan International and designed lesson plan for Primary and Secondary schools on Forced Marriage and Bullying

Head of Media Freedom

Pierre François Docquir
@pfd_FreeMedia

Pierre François Docquir
@pfd_FreeMedia

Pierre François is the Head of the Media Freedom Programme of ARTICLE 19.

Pierre François Docquir is a researcher and expert in the fields of Human Rights Law, Freedom of Expression and Media Law and Regulation. He joined ARTICLE 19 in 2015 as senior legal officer. He previously served as vice-president of the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel in French-speaking Belgium (2007-2015). He obtained his PhD in Law in 2009 (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and was a lawyer at the Brussel’s Bar (2000-2004).

His work focuses on the protection of freedom of expression in the changing context of contemporary media landscapes. His publications include a volume on the evolution of media regulation in the age of convergence, a book on comparative free speech law (US-ECHR) and articles on various aspects of freedom of expression in worlds that are digitized (or not).

Senior Campaigner
Senior Campaigner

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.