ARTICLE 19 delivers change through local as well as international influence. That’s why our people are based in major cities and regions around the world. We have teams leading advocacy in cities such as New York and Dhaka, and thematic experts driving policy change in places as diverse as Nairobi and Tunis.
JUDr Barbora Bukovská
JUDr Barbora Bukovská
Brigitte joined ARTICLE 19 in 2023 as the Law and Policy Programme Assistant. She supports the Law and Policy team on legal work, research, and financial and project administration.
Before joining ARTICLE 19, Brigitte interned at PEN America, supporting the Free Expression at Risk team with the research and publication of their inaugural Freedom to Write Index; and Index on Censorship, where she worked with the advocacy and events teams. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Wellesley College.
Chantal joined ARTICLE 19 in 2022. Her work focuses on platforms regulation (content aspects) and freedom of expression issues relating to national security and privacy. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, Chantal was an Associate at public international law firm Volterra Fietta, where she represented States and private entities before international and domestic courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, and advised on a wide range of public international law matters, including international trade law, international criminal law, international human rights law, State immunity and the protection of foreign investments.
Before that, Chantal practiced domestic and international litigation and advised clients on corporate matters, including, insolvency and white collar crime, at two leading Swiss law firms. In addition to her experience in private practice, Chantal worked as a judicial clerk in a Swiss district court. She also worked for several human rights organisations, where she focused on issues related to business and human rights, international refugee law and human rights in the digital age.
Chantal holds a law degree from the University of Zurich and an LLM from King’s College London, where she focused on public international law and international human rights law. She was admitted to the Swiss bar (Zurich) in 2018.
Maria Luisa Stasi
Maria Luisa Stasi
Maria Luisa joined ARTICLE 19 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.
Paulina is the former Digital Rights Programme Officer at ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America Office. She is an international human rights lawyer and Internet freedom advocate in Latin America. Paulina holds a degree in Law and another one in International Relations, she holds specialisation degrees on privacy, intellectual property and the Inter American Human Rights System. Her professional experience includes twelve years working on human rights policy research, human rights violations legal advisory, freedom of expression and gender issues. During the last four years she designed and developed the digital rights agenda for ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America Regional Office, including innovative approaches to study and exercise Freedom of Expression and Information online. She is also a member of INDELA’s Advisory Board and BENETECH’s Human Rights Program Advisory Board.
Roberta joined ARTICLE 19 in September 2018 as the ECA Programme Officer, and also currently 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.
Renato Joined ARTICLE 19 as Office Manager in November 2011. Prior to this, he worked at The Management Centre, a management consultancy working internationally with non-profit organisations, where he coordinated the materials for the management training programmes. He also assisted with the website development; liaised with venues in preparation for events; as well as ensuring the smooth running of the office. At ARTICLE 19 Renato is responsible for the successful day to day running of the International office here in London, he also assists in coordinating travel, events and offers general IT support to the office.