The ARTICLE 19
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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.
Head of Media Freedom Media Freedom Team

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).

Programme Officer ECA / Media Freedom Programme Officer ECA and Media Freedom Teams

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.

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer Projects Team

George Morris

George Morris

George oversees monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities at ARTICLE 19. Prior to this, he coordinated a two year programme to increase M&E capacity for London based charities in the health and social care sector. George has also worked as an evaluator for the International Institute for Environment and Development, and as a communications contractor at UNICEF Ethiopia. He holds a MA in Global Media and Communications at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in International Relations and Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

Head of Projects Projects Team

Inger Wong

Inger Wong

Inger manages the Projects Team in ARTICLE 19 where she leads strategic planning and good project management across the organisation including grant management, compliance, monitoring, learning and reporting. Her team also promotes organisational accountability and transparency. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19 in 2009, Inger was a Program Strategist at George P. Johnson, an international experience marketing company based in London. She previously worked in Honduras for Movimiento por la Paz, el Desarme y la Libertad (M.P.D.L.), a Spanish development organisation, and has worked for different United Nations agencies and international non-governmental organisation in Thailand and the United Kingdom. Inger holds an LLB in Law and European Legal Systems from the University of East Anglia and an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Project Coordinator PROTECT Team

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

Senior Legal Counsel, Transparency Transparency Team

David Banisar

David Banisar

David has worked in the field of information policy for over 20 years specialising in access to information, freedom of expression, whistleblowing, communications security, and privacy. He leads ARTICLE 19’s work on promoting the right to information and  advocacy at the United Nations on sustainable development, environmental protection, and anti-corruption

David previously was a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Director of the Freedom of Information Project at Privacy International, and Policy Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. He has also served as an advisor and consultant to numerous organisations, including the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the UN Development Programme and the Open Society Institute.

He has a Juris Doctor in law and public policy from The Columbus School of Law, at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Legal Officer, Transparency
Legal Officer, Transparency Transparency Team

Ilaria Fevola
@ilariafevola

Ilaria Fevola
@ilariafevola

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.