Speaker

Thomas Hughes

Director of Oversight Board Administration

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About Thomas

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). He is the founder and former Director of the social purpose enterprises, Diversity and VirtualRoad.org. Thomas was the Executive Director of Article 19, a non-profit British human rights organisation. After six years at Article 19, Thomas had recently joined Facebook to lead administrative staff on its new oversight board.

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