The ARTICLE 19
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Programme Officer
Programme Officer Digital Team

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
Senior Programme Officer Digital Team

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.

Head of Finance
Head of Finance Finance and Operations Team

Ahmed Bangura

Ahmed Bangura

Ahmed is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA in Finance from University of East London. He has over 13 years experience in a variety of management and financial accounting, internal and external audit and project accounting roles both in the UK and overseas. He spent over 9 years working for KPMG Sierra Leone as an Auditor and Financial Management Specialist providing consultancy and other financial management services to various INGO’s and Government Agencies. In the UK, Ahmed has provided support in financial management to a number of Charity Organisations, and has particular experience in charity statutory reporting (SORP), implementing new accounting systems and developing strong systems and procedures of financial control. Ahmed joined ARTICLE 19 in September 2012 from Tower Hamlet CVS where he was the Finance Manager.

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 Officer
International HR Officer Human Resources Team

Rumana Ali

Rumana Ali

Rumana joined ARTICLE 19’s International office in London in the summer of 2018, as part of the Human Resources (HR) team developing and maintaining HR practices and processes across the org. She gained years of experience specialising in the areas of Recruitment, People and Office Management, and generalist HR practices in other major companies since completing her studies. She is currently the International HR Officer at ARTICLE 19, managing the Recruitment cycle; New starter onboarding and Inductions; Supporting the entire employee life cycle; Maintenance of HR systems and the HR intranet pages; Communications of HR policies and practices across A19; Development and Implementation of A19’s Well-being programme; and involved with other ad hoc projects with the rest of the HR team. She became especially interested and passionate about working in a human rights organisation after she studied a Masters degree in Human Rights at UCL.

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.

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