- "ARTICLE 19 is a registered UK charity (UK Charity No. 327421) and a charitable company based in London with international staff present in Africa, Latin America and Canada. We are supported by contributions from individuals, foundations and governments worldwide who share a commitment to freedom of expression.
- "Founded in 1987, ARTICLE 19 was the brainchild of Roderick MacArthur, a US philanthropist and journalist." 
- 1 Funding
- 2 Staff
- 3 Trustees
- 4 International Advisory Board
- 5 Contact
- 6 Resources and articles
Received some support from the Westminster Foundation for Democracy
- 1996 they received £15,000 "to provide legal support for the independent media in Croatia during 1995, by holding a workshop for media freedom lawyers, and by sending three trial observers for court actions involving the media in Croatia."
- 1997 they received £3,300.00 "to part fund Article 19 and its partner, the Belarus League for Human Rights, to research, publish and distribute a report on freedom of expression in Belarus, particularly in relation to the media, in May and June 1996."
- 1997 they received £7,632 "to part-fund travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for 10 Estonian and northwest Russian participants at a 5-day seminar entitled 'Transfrontier Pilot Scheme' in July 1997 in Helsinki, organised by Article XIX for the Council of Europe's Democratic Leadership Programme to strengthen the political skills of young political leaders."
Received some support from Rights and Democracy
According to the National Endowment for Democracy project database in 1997 they received $10,000 "to produce a comprehensive summary report following the 53rd Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights. This report is made available to NGOs and governments, and is used by the Centre, as well as by the Network of Canadian NGOs on International Human Rights."
- Agnès Callamard, Executive Director
- Toby Mendel, Law Programme Director (based in Canada) - Former staff at the Canadian International Development Agency
- Peter Noorlander, Legal Officer - Before joining ARTICLE 19, he worked with JUSTICE, the United Kingdom section of the International Commission of Jurists
- Sophie Redmond, Legal Officer
- Daniel Simons, Legal Officer
Former Executive Director
- John Barker, Africa Programme Director - Before joining ARTICLE 19, John managed and developed the broadcasting policy and legislation work of the Media Institute of Southern Africa’s regional office in Windhoek, Namibia.
- Cece Fadope, Africa Programme Officer - Former producer at National Public Radio in Washington DC and has worked as an Africa policy analyst for various U.S non-governmental organisations including Allafrica Global Media, Bread for the World, and the National Black Women’s Health Project.
- Fatou Jagne-Senghore, Africa Programme Officer (based in Senegal) - Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, she was a fellow at the Institute for Space and Communication Law (IDETCOM) in Toulouse, France from 1997 to 1998. From 1999 to 2001, she worked at the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (a pan-African human rights organisation in The Gambia).
Europe/ Asia Programme
- Shailesh Kateria, Europe & Asia Programme Director His career to date includes Regional Director for Central America and Caribbean, managing the Asia and Pacific Region for British Red Cross, as well as working with CARE, Save the Children, and the Cambodia Development Resource Institute.
- Luitgard Hammerer, Europe Regional Representative (based in Vienna, Austria) - Worked for 1.5 years for the OSCE Mission in Kosovo on NGO/civil society support within the Democratisation Department.
- Federica Prina, Europe Programme Officer - Has worked for the Slovakian organisation Education for Democracy.
- Dini Widiastuti, Asia Programme Officer - Has worked for a number of international NGOs in Indonesia, such as Oxfam and the National Democratic Institute.
Latin America Programme
- Bethan Grillo, Latin America Programme Director
- Rafael Barca, Consultant to the Latin America Programme (based in Argentina) - Rafael was a member of the International Executive Committee of Amnesty International from 2001 to 2003.
- Alexandra Garita, Programme Officer (based in Mexico) - Has also worked for the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations and has contributed to the work of human rights organisations such as Cultural Survival and Amnesty International.
- Darío Ramírez, Project Coordinator (based in Mexico) - Has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) within the Regional Office in Mexico (covering El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Belize) and in Angola.
Middle East & North Africa Programme
- Sarah Richani, Middle East Programme Officer
- George Alagiah
- Richard Ayre (resigned March 2005)
- Louise Christian (appointed 23/06/05)
- Mark Hengstler (appointed 23/06/05)
- Anne Howarth (Treasurer) (appointed September 2005)
- Peter Phillips (resigned June 2005)
- Heather Rogers (Chair)
- Richard Sambrook (appointed 23/06/05)- Director of the BBC’s Global News Division
- Catherine Smadja (appointed July 2005)
- Mary-Ann Stephenson - was Director of the Fawcett Society
International Advisory Board
- Dato’ Param Cumaraswamy - current Vice-President of the International Commission of Jurists and President of Transparency International.
- Galina Arapova - currently Director of the Russian NGO, the Mass Media Defence Centre.
- Gara LaMarche - is Vice President and Director of U.S. Programs for the Open Society Institute
- Goenawan Mohamad - founding editor of Tempo, the leading news weekly magazine in Indonesia.
- Jorge Islas Lopez is a Professor in Freedom of Information and Constitutional Law at UNAM Law School, Mexico City. As representative of the Oaxaca Group (former NGO) he led jointly with Congress the negotiation process to draft the Freedom of Information Act at federal level in Mexico.
- Malcolm Smart - is currently Director of the Middle East section at Amnesty International
- Paul Hoffman - is a human rights lawyer with the law firm of Schonbrun, DeSimone, Seplow, Harris & Hoffman LLP, in California.
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