Jury

Round 3 (current)

A selection committee composed of key individuals/organizations from the whistleblowing, environmental rights, public health, journalism, human rights activism and anti-corruption ecosystems.

Andrew F Lyons

Andrew F Lyons

Internews

Andrew Ford Lyons is a technologist for Internews, managing its Global Technology Hub, focused on supporting secure, usable publishing platforms and digital security tools and practices for independent local media outlets, civil society groups and human rights reporters.

Anna Myers

Anna Myers

Whistleblowing International Network

Anna Myers is Executive Director of the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN). WIN connects and strengthens civil society organisations that defend and support whistleblowers around the world. WIN worked successfully with its members and civil society partners across Europe to achieve significant legal protections for whistleblowers in a new EU Directive to protect reporting persons (Directive (EU) 2019/1937). Anna is a lawyer with 20 years’ experience in the field of public interest whistleblowing and anti-corruption. She was Deputy Director at Protect (formerly Public Concern at Work) in the UK and worked in Washington DC with the Government Accountability Project (GAP). Anna has advised thousands of whistleblowers, trained compliance officers, lawyers, and anti-corruption specialists around the world and shares her practical and legal expertise with civil society, policy makers, governments. and professional bodies.

Davide Del Monte

Davide Del Monte

Transparency International Italian Chapter

Davide Del Monte is the Executive Director of the Italian Chapter of Transparency International and founder of info.nodes, organization for the promotion of social justice thorugh activism and investigative journalism. Political scientist and activist, spent the last ten years of his life calling for transparency and accountability of government and multinational companies, and for a more participatory role of citizens in the decision making process.

Lenka Ježková

Lenka Ježková

Oziveni

Lenka Ježková works with the Oživení non-profit organization. In 2011–2012, she wasthe operator of the Anti-Corruption Line 199. She is the co-author of the About Us With Us analysis which examined the issue of whistleblower protection through 40 interviews with whistleblowers about their personal experience in the Czech Republic, Slovakia,Poland, Hungary, and Estonia. She also wrote the Recommendations for a LegislativeProposal of Complex Whistleblower Protection in the Czech Republic. Lenka Frankováis a member of the working committee for whistleblowing at the Government Council forCoordinating the Fight against Corruption.

Marcel Oomens

Marcel Oomens

Zamaneh Media

Marcel Oomens earned his chops in digital security, privacy, anti-surveillance and censorship circumvention technologies while living and working under extremely repressive surveillance regimes in China and Iran. In 2015, Marcel joined Free Press Unlimited, based in Amsterdam, where he took responsibility for online source protection. Marcel was involved in the set-up and running of whistleblowing platforms Publeaks (the Netherlands), MéxicoLeaks, Leaks.ng (Nigeria) and IndonesiaLeaks. Marcel currently works at Zamaneh Media. At Zamaneh media he’s responsible for protecting the privacy and identities of audiences, whistleblowers and journalists.

Rebecca Hubbard

Rebecca Hubbard

Our Fish

Rebecca Hubbard is Programme Director of Our Fish. Sprouting forth from the forests and seas of Australia, Bec has campaigned on environmental issues from the local to international level, with the pillars of creativity, community mobilisation and alliances central to her work. After securing a ban on super trawlers in Australia, she started the European campaign Our Fish, to end overfishing and restore the ocean.

Stéphane M. Grueso

Stéphane M. Grueso

Associated Whistleblowing Press / Fíltrala

Coordinator of Fíltrala, the Associated Whistleblowing Press’ secure and anonymous whistleblowing platform in Spain. Filmmaker and social activist. I lived and worked in Spain and Germany. I worked in Berlin for TVE (Spanish Public Broadcaster). I directed and produced several documentary films on social and political issues. One on them was ‘Copyright, or the right to copy’ a documentary + web project, that was the very first TV production with a Creative Commons license in Spain. I’m coordinator of the Transmedia project on the Spanish Indignados movement: http://15M.cc. Master in Digital Economy and Creative Industries by the EOI (Escuela de Organización Industrial, Madrid). I also produce videos for NGOs and give training in documentary filmmaking, culture management, digital activism, communication in the internet age and cybersecurity. Currently I’m carrying out an investigation on politics and activism. I’m co-founder and member of the board of the PDLI – Platform in Defense of Freedom of Information. More info: http://bit.ly/StephCVen

Suelette Dreyfus

Suelette Dreyfus

Blueprint for Free Speech

Dr Suelette Dreyfus is the Executive Director of Blueprint for Free Speech, an international freedom of expression NGO. She is also an Academic Specialist in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Prior to her most recent career, she trained and worked as a staff journalist on the largest daily newspaper in Australia. She has written a number of scholarly articles, and a literary non-fiction book that has been translated into 7 languages and made into 2 films. She was part of the team that developed Rubberhose (Marutukku), the world’s first deniable encryption archive.

Vladimir Radomirovic

Vladimir Radomirovic

Pistaljka

Vladimir Radomirovic is editor-in-chief of Pistaljka, an online investigative journalism outlet that he founded in 2010 to report on rampant corruption and cronyism in Serbia and to advocate for the protection of whistleblowers. As a reporter, he has covered topics ranging from sports to politics to war crimes. He was previously editor-in-chief of Reporter Weekly; news editor at B92 TV; and deputy editor-in-chief of the Politika daily. His work also has appeared in the Sunday Times. Radomirovic is the recipient of the Civic Courage Award and the annual Verica Barac Award given by the Serbian Anti-Corruption Council.

Round 2

A selection committee composed of key individuals/organizations from the whistleblowing, journalism, human rights activism, women rights, LGBTQI+ rights and tech ecosystems

Anna Myers

Anna Myers

Whistleblowing International Network

Anna Myers is Executive Director of the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN). WIN connects and strengthens civil society organisations that defend and support whistleblowers around the world. WIN worked successfully with its members and civil society partners across Europe to achieve significant legal protections for whistleblowers in a new EU Directive to protect reporting persons (Directive (EU) 2019/1937). Anna is a lawyer with 20 years’ experience in the field of public interest whistleblowing and anti-corruption. She was Deputy Director at Protect (formerly Public Concern at Work) in the UK and worked in Washington DC with the Government Accountability Project (GAP). Anna has advised thousands of whistleblowers, trained compliance officers, lawyers, and anti-corruption specialists around the world and shares her practical and legal expertise with civil society, policy makers, governments. and professional bodies.

J. Bob Alotta

J. Bob Alotta

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Filmmaker and technologist turned Executive Director, J. Bob Alotta has lead the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, an LGBTQI rights foundation working for social, racial, gender, and economic justice around the globe, for the last eight years. Through film and at Astraea, Bob engages philanthropists, leaders, community members, human rights defenders and technologists to transform the marginalization of LGBTQI people in our societies. Representing a new generation of social change philanthropists, Bob’s work builds new models for social justice and movement building, expanding the rights and dignity for marginalized people everywhere.

Shaista Aziz

Shaista Aziz

Intersectional Feminist Foreign Policy

Shaista Aziz is a former BBC News, Al-Jazeera and CNN journalist and has worked as a communications specialist for a number of international organizations including Amnesty International, Doctors without Borders (MSF) and Oxfam. She has worked extensively across the Middle East, Pakistan, East and West Africa. Her writing and journalism has been published in a number of international publications including The Guardian, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post and New York Times. She regularly contributes as a guest on national radio and TV panel discussions including reviewing the newspapers for BBC Radio. She is the founder of the Everyday Bigotry Project, an anti-racism, anti-bigotry digital platform, and co-founder of the Women’s Advancement Hub, Pakistan and Intersectional Feminist Foreign Policy. She is also a newly elected councillor for Oxford City Council.

Suelette Dreyfus

Suelette Dreyfus

Blueprint for Free Speech

Dr Suelette Dreyfus is the Executive Director of Blueprint for Free Speech, an international freedom of expression NGO. She is also an Academic Specialist in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Prior to her most recent career, she trained and worked as a staff journalist on the largest daily newspaper in Australia. She has written a number of scholarly articles, and a literary non-fiction book that has been translated into 7 languages and made into 2 films. She was part of the team that developed Rubberhose (Marutukku), the world’s first deniable encryption archive.

Tanya O'Carroll

Tanya O'Carroll

Amnesty Tech

Tanya O’Carroll is co-founder and director of Amnesty Tech, a globally distributed team of advocates, researchers and technologists committed to ensuring that advancements in technology benefit, rather than erode, rights. In her eight years at Amnesty International, she has spearheaded innovation projects focused on the use of new technologies for human rights and built up a programme of research and advocacy to ensure accountability when it comes to issues such as surveillance, big data, artificial intelligence and Big Tech.

Vanina Serra

Vanina Serra

Mama Cash

Vanina Serra is Programme Officer for Voice at Mama Cash. She manages grants to women, girls, trans and intersex people who are advancing their right to self-determination, self-representation and artistic expression both on- and offline. She also leads Mama Cash’s work on the effects of the closing space phenomenon on feminist organising. Before” joining Mama Cash, she worked as Programme Officer with the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice and with different organisations in South-East Asia.

Simon Petitjean

Simon Petitjean

Global Interfaith Network

Simon Petitjean is Programme Manager for the Global Interfaith Network (GIN-SSOGIE), since October 2016. He is Franco-British, holds a BSc in Economics and International Development from Bath University and a MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, and has 9 years of experience in international policy (working at the European Commission, UNESCO and OECD) and human rights work (in South East Asia and East Africa, notably working in NGOs and for local political representatives). Previous to this position, he was Treasurer and Board member of the French LGBT organization, SOS homophobie, and interned at UNESCO, to work on the first UN report examining violence against LGBT youth in schools around the world.


Round1

A selection committee composed of key individuals/organizations from the whistleblowing, journalism, human rights activism, anti-corruption, and hacking ecosystems

Andrew F Lyons

Andrew F Lyons

Internews

Andrew Ford Lyons is a technologist for Internews, managing its Global Technology Hub, focused on supporting secure, usable publishing platforms and digital security tools and practices for independent local media outlets, civil society groups and human rights reporters.

Anna Myers

Anna Myers

Whistleblowing International Network

Anna Myers is Executive Director of the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN). WIN connects and strengthens civil society organisations that defend and support whistleblowers around the world. WIN worked successfully with its members and civil society partners across Europe to achieve significant legal protections for whistleblowers in a new EU Directive to protect reporting persons (Directive (EU) 2019/1937). Anna is a lawyer with 20 years’ experience in the field of public interest whistleblowing and anti-corruption. She was Deputy Director at Protect (formerly Public Concern at Work) in the UK and worked in Washington DC with the Government Accountability Project (GAP). Anna has advised thousands of whistleblowers, trained compliance officers, lawyers, and anti-corruption specialists around the world and shares her practical and legal expertise with civil society, policy makers, governments. and professional bodies.

Davide Del Monte

Davide Del Monte

Transparency International Italian Chapter

Davide Del Monte is the Executive Director of the Italian Chapter of Transparency International and founder of info.nodes, organization for the promotion of social justice thorugh activism and investigative journalism. Political scientist and activist, spent the last ten years of his life calling for transparency and accountability of government and multinational companies, and for a more participatory role of citizens in the decision making process.

Fabio Pietrosanti

Fabio Pietrosanti

Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights

Fabio Pietrosanti has been part of the hacking digital underground with the nickname “naif” since 1995, while he’s been a professional working in digital security since 1998. President and co-founder of the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, he is active in many projects to create and spread the use of digital tools in support of freedom of expression and transparency. He is among the founders of the anonymous whistleblowing project GlobaLeaks, nowadays used by investigative journalists, citizen activists and the public administrations for anti-corruption purposes. He is an expert in technological innovation in the field of whistleblowing, transparency, communication encryption and digital anonymity.

Marcel Oomens

Marcel Oomens

Zamaneh Media

Marcel Oomens earned his chops in digital security, privacy, anti-surveillance and censorship circumvention technologies while living and working under extremely repressive surveillance regimes in China and Iran. In 2015, Marcel joined Free Press Unlimited, based in Amsterdam, where he took responsibility for online source protection. Marcel was involved in the set-up and running of whistleblowing platforms Publeaks (the Netherlands), MéxicoLeaks, Leaks.ng (Nigeria) and IndonesiaLeaks. Marcel currently works at Zamaneh Media. At Zamaneh media he’s responsible for protecting the privacy and identities of audiences, whistleblowers and journalists.

Pedro Noel

Pedro Noel

Associated Whistleblowing Press

Pedro started the Associated Whistleblowing Press (AWP) in 2011. Since then, he coordinated and implemented whistleblowing projects in Iceland,  Spain, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico and trained more than 100 journalists and spoke in many international events. He is a former-fellow at the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of OAS. Besides the AWP, which he is still on the Administrative Board, he currently works with fact-checking and verification at Agence France-Presse (AFP) and develops occasional consultancy for freedom of expression related projects.

Stéphane M. Grueso

Stéphane M. Grueso

Associated Whistleblowing Press / Fíltrala

Coordinator of Fíltrala, the Associated Whistleblowing Press’ secure and anonymous whistleblowing platform in Spain. Filmmaker and social activist. I lived and worked in Spain and Germany. I worked in Berlin for TVE (Spanish Public Broadcaster). I directed and produced several documentary films on social and political issues. One on them was ‘Copyright, or the right to copy’ a documentary + web project, that was the very first TV production with a Creative Commons license in Spain. I’m coordinator of the Transmedia project on the Spanish Indignados movement: http://15M.cc. Master in Digital Economy and Creative Industries by the EOI (Escuela de Organización Industrial, Madrid). I also produce videos for NGOs and give training in documentary filmmaking, culture management, digital activism, communication in the internet age and cybersecurity. Currently I’m carrying out an investigation on politics and activism. I’m co-founder and member of the board of the PDLI – Platform in Defense of Freedom of Information. More info: http://bit.ly/StephCVen

Suelette Dreyfus

Suelette Dreyfus

Blueprint for Free Speech

Dr Suelette Dreyfus is the Executive Director of Blueprint for Free Speech, an international freedom of expression NGO. She is also an Academic Specialist in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Prior to her most recent career, she trained and worked as a staff journalist on the largest daily newspaper in Australia. She has written a number of scholarly articles, and a literary non-fiction book that has been translated into 7 languages and made into 2 films. She was part of the team that developed Rubberhose (Marutukku), the world’s first deniable encryption archive.

Vladimir Radomirovic

Vladimir Radomirovic

Pistaljka

Vladimir Radomirovic is editor-in-chief of Pistaljka, an online investigative journalism outlet that he founded in 2010 to report on rampant corruption and cronyism in Serbia and to advocate for the protection of whistleblowers. As a reporter, he has covered topics ranging from sports to politics to war crimes. He was previously editor-in-chief of Reporter Weekly; news editor at B92 TV; and deputy editor-in-chief of the Politika daily. His work also has appeared in the Sunday Times. Radomirovic is the recipient of the Civic Courage Award and the annual Verica Barac Award given by the Serbian Anti-Corruption Council.