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 Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School. Nani 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 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 Officer

Darrah Hassell

Darrah is the Finance Officer 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 basedin Berlin.

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Interim Programme Officer

Maria Smith

Maria is the interim Programme Officer at the Digital Freedom Fund. She is an alum of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where her work focused on technology deployment and social and economic justice. Maria holds a BA in Economics from Harvard College.

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