World Press Freedom Day 2016
Executive Director, Article 19 (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Thomas Hughes is Executive Director at Article 19 since October 2013. He is the founder and former Director of the social purpose enterprise, Media Frontiers, which runs Diversity, the international advertising network for online news media from Human Rights repressed countries, and VirtualRoad.org, the secure hosting service that protects websites of civil society organisations.
For the past 15 years Mr Hughes has worked on press freedom, media development and Human Rights issues, including as Deputy Director of the Copenhagen based press freedom organisation, International Media Support (IMS) between 2005 and 2010, as well as previously for the European Commission and OSCE.