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Thomas Hughes

Executive Director, Article 19

Thomas Hughes has been the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, an international human rights organisation focusing on freedom of expression and information, since 2013. Thomas is also the founder and former Director of the social purpose enterprises, Diversity, an international advertising network for online news media from Human Rights repressed countries, and, a secure hosting service that protects the websites of civil society organisations. For the past 15 years Thomas has worked on human rights and sustainable development issues, including as Deputy Director of the Copenhagen-based media freedom organisation, International Media Support (IMS) between 2003 and 2009, as well as previously for the European Commission, United Nation and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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