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Programme Officer (The Gambia)

Amprofi Agyemang
@article19Gambia

Amprofi Agyemang
@article19Gambia

Amprofi represents ARTICLE 19 in the Gambia and coordinates our work during the transition to support the government reforms and strengthen capacity of our partners. He previously worked with the Safe Water Network, Millicom International Cellular SA and IMANI Centre for Policy and Education in Ghana and the Political Affairs Section of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). He holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Geneva (IHEID) and Bachelor Arts of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Ghana.

 

Head of Digital
Head of Digital

Mallory Knodel
@chaoticfree

Mallory Knodel
@chaoticfree

Mallory takes a human rights, people-centred approach to cybersecurity policy advocacy. Originally from the US but living in Nairobi, she has worked with grassroots organisations around the world in Bolivia, France, Palestine and the UK. She has used free software throughout her professional career. She holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics and an MA in Science Education.

Programme Officer
Programme Officer

Vidushi Marda
@VidushiMarda

Vidushi Marda
@VidushiMarda

Vidushi is an Indian lawyer working on technology and human rights. As 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, Malaysia
Programme Officer, Malaysia

Nalini Elumalai

Nalini Elumalai

Nalini  is grass roots human rights activist from Malaysia. She is a graduate in Political Science from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and she has Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. Before taking on her current position, among other things, Nalini worked for eight years with Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), as a campaign coordinator. During her eight year tenure she discharged a wide variety of roles and responsibilities, including steering the organization for two years as the Executive Director. She has also worked as a Consultant with Amnesty International Malaysia and a Program Coordinator for Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network. Nalini is actively involved with several activist grassroots movements related to the rural poor, plantation workers and indigenous people. From 2006, she has volunteered in a community-based organisation, the Oppressed People Network, working closely with grassroots communities fighting for the right to safe housing and land rights and championing workers’ rights.

Programme Assistant
Programme Assistant

Jeanne Irène Nguidjoi
@JeanneIrneN1

Jeanne Irène Nguidjoi
@JeanneIrneN1

Jeanne works on the Gambia and is in charge of projects support.  She has worked for more than four years with the National Commission on human rights and Freedom in Cameroon, implementing projects and assisting the Commission to realise changes in different institutional areas. She holds a Master degree in public law from University of Yaounde II and a Masters degree on human rights and humanitarian action from Catholic University of Central Africa.

Programme Assistant
Programme Assistant

Eliane Nyobe
@elsadiamond

Eliane Nyobe
@elsadiamond

Eliane joined as an intern in 2013 and the programme assistant works in programmes on protection on Gambia.  Prior to that, she interned for six months at the UNESCO Regional Office/Breda in their communications department. She holds a Master degree in Marketing and Communication

Executive Assistant/ Office Manager
Executive Assistant/ Office Manager

Aïssata Diallo Dieng

Aïssata Diallo Dieng

Aissata manages the ARTICLE 19 Senegal and West Africa office. She has ten years of experience in administrative management. She worked at the Water and Sanitation Agency for Africa, in the Senegal Office and holds a professional degree in Management Assistance and a Master’s degree in Quality Management, Hygiene and Environment.

Finances Associate
Finances Associate

Ndey Coumba Niang

Ndey Coumba Niang

Ndey oversees ARTICLE 19 Senegal West Africa financial operations.  She has more than five years experience as an accountant and finance auditor gained at the accounting and audit firm OPTIM AXES.  She holds a Master degree in financial audit finance, and a Bachelor’s degree in management and finance accounting at / State University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar

Executive Director
Executive Director

Thomas Hughes
@thomasmhughes

Thomas Hughes
@thomasmhughes

Thomas Hughes joined ARTICLE 19 as Executive Director in October 2013.

He is the founder and former Director of the social purpose enterprises, Diversity (an international advertising network for online news media from human rights repressed countries) and VirtualRoad.org (a secure hosting service that protects the websites of civil society organisations).

For the past two decades Thomas has worked on human rights and media development issues, including as Deputy Director of International Media Support (IMS) between 2005 and 2010, as well as previously for the United Nations, European Commission and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

He is a member of the UK Foreign Secretary’s Independent Advisory Group on Human Rights and an Independent Governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).