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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.

Senior Legal Officer
Senior Legal Officer Law and Policy Team

Paige Morrow

Paige Morrow

Paige is a Senior Legal Officer focusing on the media and freedom of expression issues relating to elections. Previously, she led the Brussels office of a public interest law firm, practiced corporate litigation at a leading Canadian law firm, and held various positions relating to human rights and business. She also served on the faculty of the Masters of Law programme at the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies.
She holds an LLM from the London School of Economics (Chevening Scholar), as well as degrees from the University of British Columbia School of Law and McGill University. She has submitted interventions in human rights cases before a number of national courts, and published widely on responsible business conduct, corporate governance and sustainable investment.
She has also served as an adviser or member of the board of directors of a range of human rights organizations.
Programme Officer ECA / Media Freedom Programme Officer

Roberta Taveri

Roberta Taveri

Roberta joined ARTICLE 19 in September 2018 as Programme Officer ECA and currently also covers the role of Media Freedom Programme Officer. She focuses on the work on Spain and the Western Balkans and she provides support to ARTICLE 19’s Social Media Council initiative.

Roberta holds a Master degree in International Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and degrees in Philosophy from the University of Bologna (Italy) and the University of Edinburgh. Roberta has worked for over 8 years in the human rights field at international level: she worked with UN-OHCHR and international NGOs in Uganda and Rwanda, as well as with the human rights section of the EU delegation to the UN in Geneva. Before joining ARTICLE 19, Roberta worked in the international department of the Law Society of England and Wales in London. Roberta speaks English, Spanish and Italian, and has a working knowledge of French.

International HR Officer
International HR Officer Human Resources team

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.

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.

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 Communications and Information

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.

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.