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 an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, and Adjunct Professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. She 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 has published widely on freedom of expression, privacy, open justice, human rights and intellectual property. He is based in London.

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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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Mozilla Fellow

Aurum Linh

Aurum is a technologist and product developer embedded as a Mozilla Fellow within the Digital Freedom Fund. They are currently examining the use of machine learning algorithms by oppressive power structures to identify human rights violations. Aurum will collaborate with DFF to lower the barriers of knowledge between technologists and digital rights litigators so that these two groups can work together more effectively. Aurum is based in New York.

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.