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Law and Policy Programme Assistant

Ellie McDonald

Ellie McDonald

Ellie supports the day-to-day running of the Law and Policy programme at ARTICLE 19, including through contributing to project implementation and to legal, policy and research outputs.
Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, Ellie worked in policy coordination for an alliance of children’s rights charities in the UK. Ellie has also worked in campaigning and communications for a leading UK anti-slavery charity, and for a coalition of international development organizations.
Ellie holds a BA (First Class) in History from University College London (UCL). She is about to complete an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, where she was the recipient of the Coffin Fund for Promising Students Studentship.
Internet of Rights Fellow

Samat Galimov

Samat Galimov

Samat is a former Chief Technology Officer at Meduza, a prominent independent news outlet. His team experienced internet censorship first hand and successfully fought it using technical means in Kazakhstan. Now, he advocates for technology better suited to withstand internet censorship in Russia and in the world. His current focuses include technologies such as eSNI, DoH, HTTP/3 protocols, large IT companies’ cooperation with governments on censorship initiatives, and internet censorship legislation.

Internet of Rights Fellow
Internet of Rights Fellow

John Gbadamosi

John Gbadamosi

John Gbadamosi from Nigeria is a core member of Media Rights Agenda’s (MRA) digital rights department.  He is involved in advocacy, project conception, planning, implementation and reporting in MRA’s mandate areas especially in digital rights and freedoms. John who started his fellowship in April 2019 will be examining the regulatory guidelines for deployment of broadband services in Nigeria in the course of the IoR fellowship.

Internet of Rights Fellow
Internet of Rights Fellow

Yosr Jouini

Yosr Jouini

Yosr Jouini is a software engineer from Tunis, Tunisia. Her work focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) and the ethical concerns of algorithmic decision-making. Previously, she was a fellow of both the African School on Internet Governance and the Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance. As a first year Internet of Rights fellow who began in April 2019, she will conduct research on technical solutions and standards for an ethical AI and focus on AI development in the Middle East and Africa.

Head of Fundraising and Development
Head of Fundraising and Development

Marian Romero

Marian Romero

Marian has 17 years’ experience in formulating and managing development projects. She is currently responsible for consolidating and expanding the financial sustainability of ARTICLE 19 by implementing a robust strategy and vision of income-generating activities. She originally joined ARTICLE 19 in 2014 as Fundraising Officer.

Prior to ARTICLE 19, Marian was a Senior in-house Consultant in HTSPE’s Business development Unit (now called DAI Europe) for over seven years, with particular emphasis in procurement and management of projects funded by the EC/EDF. This provided her with excellent knowledge of and practical experience with rules, processes and procedures of the European Commission and the European Union, and required regular communication with EU delegations worldwide. Her professional experience has been mainly focused on Governance, Empowerment and Human Rights. Prior to joining HTSPE in 2007, she worked for two prestigious NGOs in Bolivia (Promujer; Ayuda en Accion-Bolivia), addressing political and civil rights, undertaking major research projects and designing policy strategies and campaigns.

She is fully conversant with PCM and donors’ rules and procedures, particularly EC, USDOs/DRL, DFID, bilateral donors (Norwegian MFA, SIDA and Canada MFA) and foundations such as MacArthur, National Endowment for Democracy (NED) or OSF. She is a qualified lawyer and worked as Crown Court Clerk for a solicitors firm in UK (2005- 2007). Marian holds a Bachelor of Law (School of Law, University of Granada, Spain) and an MSc in International Development by the University of Bath, UK.

Head of Europe and Central Asia
Head of Europe and Central Asia

Sarah Clarke
@sarah_m_clarke

Sarah Clarke
@sarah_m_clarke

Sarah joined ARTICLE 19 in January 2019 as Head of the Europe and Central Asia team, defending the human rights tofreedom of expression and information in the region. Between 2012 and 2018, she led PEN International’s policy and advocacy work, overseeing its engagement with the UN and regional human rights mechanisms and governments. She is the author of numerous PEN International country-specific and thematic reports concerning legal restrictions on free expression and the protection of writers and journalists at risk. She has a particular interest in freedom of expression in Turkey, where she has led numerous advocacy missions, trial observations and the amicus interventions on the priority cases of journalists before the European Court of Human Rights. She regularly publishes, lectures and gives trainings on a variety of freedom of expression issues.

Sarah has consulted for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, OSCE and Oxford and Harvard universities on issues relating to freedom of expression, asylum and forced migration. She speaks Spanish and is graduate of Oxford University, Trinity College Dublin and BPP Law School. She is currently training as a barrister at the English Bar where she is an Exhibition Scholar of the Inner Temple.

Legal Officer, Transparency
Legal Officer, Transparency

Ilaria Fevola

Ilaria Fevola

Ilaria joined ARTICLE 19 in 2019 as legal officer focusing on transparency, the right to information, anti-corruption and sustainable development. She has been a legal researcher for Columbia Global Freedom of Expression covering the case-law of the European regional courts (European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union). Prior to joining Article 19, she gained experience in the field of freedom of expression by working at UNESCO, the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), the World Association of Newspapers and News publishers (WAN-IFRA) and Oxygen for Information (Ossigeno per l’Informazione).

Ilaria holds a master’s degree in International and European Law from the University of Torino (Italy). She is currently pursuing an LLM in Human Rights Law at the University of London.
Senior Programme Officer
Senior Programme Officer

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.

Internet of Rights Fellow

Ihtisham Khalid

Ihtisham Khalid

Ihtisham Khalid is an Electrical Engineer. He is currently serving as a full-time faculty member in the department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. Since beginning his Internet of Rights fellowship in 2017, Ihtisham has been focusing on freedom of expression issues in IEEE 802 technical standardization working groups. Ihtisham has emphasized priorities such as diversity, security and privacy-by-design to name a few.