Our team

Our team

Nani Jansen Reventlow, Director


Nani Jansen Reventlow

Nani is the Director of the Digital Freedom Fund. She is a recognised international lawyer and expert in human rights litigation responsible for groundbreaking freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions. Nani is also a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and Adjunct Professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. Nani is based in Berlin.

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Thomas Vink

Programme Officer

Thomas Vink

Thomas is the Programme Officer at the Digital Freedom Fund. Before joining DFF he worked at an international anti-corruption organisation, managing multi-country projects on areas such as ethics and integrity policy, protecting victims and witnesses of corruption, and social accountability. Thomas is based in Berlin.

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Jonathan McCully, Legal Adviser

Legal Adviser

Jonathan McCully

Jonathan is the Legal Adviser to the Digital Freedom Fund. He previously held a senior legal role at an international non-governmental organisation, working on strategic litigation before international, regional and domestic courts. Jonathan is also a Mozilla Fellow, creating resources to facilitate greater collaboration between litigators and technologists in cases challenging human rights violations caused by AI. Jonathan is based in London.

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Racial and Social Justice Lead

Laurence Meyer

Laurence is the Racial and Social Justice Lead at the Digital Freedom Fund. She previously worked as a parliamentary assistant in the French National Assembly and works on the notion of race in law. She is also involved in several community-centered projects. Laurence is based in Berlin.

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Legal Officer

Judith Rauhofer

Judith is the Legal Officer of the Digital Freedom Fund. She is qualified as a German Rechtsanwalt and a solicitor in England and Wales and has previous experience in legal practice, legal publishing and advising digital rights organisations on policymaking and strategic litigation. Before taking up the position with DFF, she worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh where she pursued research and teaching in the area of data protection and technology law.

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Darrah Hassell

Finance Manager

Darrah Hassell

Darrah is the Finance Manager at the Digital Freedom Fund. She is a qualified finance professional, holding a Master’s in Finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Before taking up her position at DFF, Darrah worked for eight years in the international development sector. Darrah is based in Berlin.

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Operations and Events Officer

Jihane Jadrane

Jihane is the Operations and Events Officer at the Digital Freedom Fund. She has a Masters Degree from the University of Groningen in International Relations and International Organisation. Before taking up her position at DFF, Jihane held different positions in governmental and non-governmental organisations. Jihane is based in Berlin.

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Project Support

Joel Hide

Joel works part-time as Project Support on DFF’s decolonising project. They are in the process of completing a master’s degree in Global History where their research focuses on the way in which gender and sexuality were reforged in colonial contexts. Before joining DFF they worked for an LGBTQ+ rights organisation. Joel is based in Berlin.
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Legal Fellow

César Manso-Sayao

César is a Legal Fellow at DFF. He is a law graduate from the University of Costa Rica, and holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Barcelona, one in Human Rights and the other in Sociology. He also has as a postgraduate degree in Digital Rights from Pompeu Fabra University. César is based in Barcelona.

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