Board

Our Board

The Digital Freedom Fund has a Board with six independent members.

Raegan MacDonald

Raegan MacDonald, Senior EU Policy Manager at Mozilla (Chair)

Originally from Canada, Raegan is based in Brussels, Belgium, where she leads Mozilla’s Public Policy work in the EU. She is a policy wonk with advocacy and campaigning experience, and has previously worked at Access Now and EDRi. Raegan tweets at @ShmaeganM

Atanas Politov

Atanas Politov, Europe Director of Pro Bono at Dentons (Vice Chair)

Atanas Politov is based in Budapest, Hungary, where he coordinates Dentons' pro bono work across continental Europe. Atanas is also responsible for Dentons Europe's diversity and inclusion policies. Atanas tweets at @Atanas_Politov

Nicole Rose Nieman, Development Consultant (Treasurer and Secretary)

Nicole Rose Nieman is an international development consultant based in South Africa. She is a fellow in the Center of Philanthropy's Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program and a Mashav fellow.

Fieke Jansen, PhD candidate at Cardiff University and independent consultant

Fieke Jansen is based in Berlin, Germany. At Cardiff University's Data Justice Lab she researches the impact of data-driven processes on society. Fieke also works on data-based investigations, human rights, privacy and digital security. Previously, she worked on digital emergency response for human rights defenders at Hivos and politics of data at Tactical Tech.

Wolfgang Schulz, Director at Hans-Bredow-Institut and Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Wolfgang Schulz is a professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg and the director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. His work emphasises freedom of communication, problems of legal regulation with regard to media content, and the legal bases of journalism. Wolfgang tweets @WWSchulz

Rupert Skilbeck, Director at Redress

Rupert Skilbeck is a barrister specialised in human rights law and international criminal law, who has directed strategic litigation around the world for many years. He is currently the Director of Redress, a UK-based organisation dedicated to ending torture and seeking justice for survivors worldwide. Before joining Redress, Rupert was the Litigation Director at the Open Society Justice Initiative. Rupert tweets at @RupertSkilbeck