Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Fri, 3 May -
9:30 to 11:00

Parallel Session 8

Thomas Hughes

Executive Director, ARTICLE 19

Thomas Hughes joined ARTICLE 19 as Executive Director. He is the founder and former Director of the social purpose enterprises, Diversity and VirtualRoad.org. For the past two decades Thomas has worked on human rights and media development issues, including as Deputy Director of International Media Support (IMS) between 2005 and 2010, as well as previously for the United Nations, European Commission and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He is a member of the UK Foreign Secretary’s Independent Advisory Group on Human Rights and an Independent Governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).