The ARTICLE 19
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Finance Purchase Ledger Assistant
Finance Purchase Ledger Assistant Finance and Operations Team

Terry Warner

Terry Warner

Terry Warner joined ARTICLE 19 in May 2020 as the Finance Purchase Ledger Assistant. He is responsible for looking after supplier payments, staff expenses, and bank reconciliations.

Terry’s experience comes from starting out as an office junior in the finance sector. Over the years, he has gained vast experience in sales/purchase ledger and bookkeeping, across various industries including, Media, Retail, and the financial payments sector.

Fundraising and Development Officer
Fundraising and Development Officer Fundraising Team

Etienne Koeppel

Etienne Koeppel

Etienne joined ARTICLE 19 early 2020 as the Fundraising and Programme Development Officer at the International office based in London. In this capacity, he is responsible for the financial sustainability of the organisation. He dedicates his time researching funding opportunities, communicating with donors, and supporting teams by coordinating, co-designing, and writing project proposals.

Hailing from Washington DC, he previously worked in freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in Freedom House’s Emergency Assistance Programme and in programme development at Search for Common Ground.

Etienne holds a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and a M.Sc. in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he specialised in the study of terrorism, social exclusion, and ethno-religious conflict.
Head of Fundraising and Development
Head of Fundraising and Development Fundraising Team

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 Gender and Sexuality
Head of Gender and Sexuality Gender and Sexuality Team

Judy Taing

Judy Taing

Judy joined ARTICLE 19 in 2011 and leads the international portfolio on sex, sexuality and gender rights. She developed and spearheads ARTICLE 19’s cross-cutting gender strategy, “The Mx Method”, ensuring that intersectionality and equity are at the forefront of the organisation’s global strategy, operations, and internal processes. She specialises in countering religious intolerance and hate speech, protection of human rights defenders and environmental activists, access to information, and is currently focused on combating technology-related violence against women. She has regional expertise in Southeast Asia and has designed and led large-scale projects in Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, she worked in the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia and was key in determining victim participation to the proceedings and establishing the evidence base for the crime of forcible population transfer. Judy holds an MSc Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science and Development from the University of California Berkeley.

International HR Advisor
International HR Advisor Human Resources Team

Rumana Ali

Rumana Ali

Rumana joined ARTICLE 19’s International office in London from 2018, as part of the Human Resources (HR) team developing and maintaining the HR function and its practices and processes across the organisation. Prior to joining, she specialised in recruitment and talent management, organisational development, people and office management, and generalist HR practices. She has a Masters degree in Human Rights at UCL, and is HR CIPD qualified. She is currently the International HR Advisor at ARTICLE 19, covering the following areas: recruitment, resourcing and talent planning; new starter onboarding and inductions; the full employee life cycle; HR policies and practices across A19; contracting procedures; monthly payroll; employee relations; employee well-being; coaching; talent management; organisation performance and development; HR systems and HR intranet; HR data analytics; and other ad hoc projects with the International HR team.

Legal Officer
Legal Officer Law and Policy Team

Antonina Cherevko

Antonina Cherevko

Antonina is responsible for providing legal support and advice to the organization’s programmes, projects and initiatives in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Antonina Cherevko is an experienced human rights lawyer and international development expert with the specialisation in media law and long-term professional and academic focus on the issues of freedom of expression and media policy. She has over 15 years of professional experience in international development and management of democratisation projects in the areas of rule of law, human rights, media policy and law reform. Antonina previously worked with the organizations like the OSCE, the Council of Europe, IREX and International Media Support.

Antonina’s thematic areas of expertise cover human rights (with the focus on freedom of expression and weaponization of information), rule of law, regional politics and hybrid threats, policy analysis, needs and risk assessment. Cherevko holds MA in Law from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and MSt in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford (her dissertation for this degree was devoted to the challenges of disinformation and the related policy responses in the framework of international human rights law). Cherevko speaks fluent English, Ukrainian, and Russian, communicates in French, and understands Belarusian and Polish.

As of December 2019, Antonina is a member of the Committee of Experts on Combating Hate Speech (ADI/MSI-DIS) of the Council of Europe. The Committee is tasked with developing new recommendations on addressing hate speech including in the context of an online environment.

Senior Director for Law and Policy
Senior Director for Law and Policy Law and Policy Team

JUDr Barbora Bukovská

JUDr Barbora Bukovská

Barbora Bukovská has been ARTICLE 19’s Senior Director for Law and Policy since 2009. She leads on the development of all ARTICLE 19 policies and provides legal oversight and support to legal work across the organization.
Barbora has an extensive experience working with various organisations on a range of human rights issues, including protection from discrimination, access to justice, deprivation of liberty, reproductive rights and community development. She also initiated about 50 cases at the European Court of Human Rights on these issues and has published a number of reports and articles on a broad range of human rights.  From 2006 to 2008, she was the Legal Director at the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre, an international organisation working on the rights of people with disabilities in Europe and Central Asia.  She graduated from the Law School of Charles University in Prague and has earned a doctorate degree in law in Slovakia and an LLM degree from Harvard Law School. In 1998 and 1999, she was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Law School in New York.
Law and Policy Team Assistant
Law and Policy Team Assistant Law and Policy Team

Kathleen Boyle

Kathleen Boyle

Kathleen joined ARTICLE 19’s Law and Policy Programme in early 2020 as the Law and Policy Programme Assistant. She supports the Law and Policy team on the development of their policies and legal work across the organisation.

Before joining ARTICLE 19, she was an intern at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Special Procedures department. She holds a Bachelor’s in Law and languages (French, English and Spanish) from the University of Nantes, France and a Masters in International Law from the University of Poitiers, France.

Senior Legal Officer
Senior Legal Officer Law and Policy Team

Maria Luisa Stasi

Maria Luisa Stasi

Maria Luisa joined ARTICLE 19 as Senior Legal Officer in 2018. Based in the London office, she contributes to the development of the organisation’s policies on infrastructure, competition, and regulatory framework for telecoms, internet providers and online service providers. She also provides legal support to the organisation’s regional offices on digital rights and media policy issues.

Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, Maria Luisa coordinated various projects at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, where she conducted research, policy and capacity building activities in the telecoms and media sector. Before that, she worked as associate lawyer at Bonelli Erede, an international law firm, where she advised clients on competition rules and represented them in proceedings before competition authorities and courts from various jurisdictions. Maria Luisa holds a law degree (distinction) from the University of Perugia, a Master’s degree on international relations from LUMSA University and an LLM on European Legal Studies from the College of Europe. She was admitted at the Italian Bar in 2008.

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