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8th Annual Meeting of the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance


SEEDIG 8 will be held at the elegant WESPA Business & Lounge, a contemporary venue that resonates with a modern vibe and provides ideal setting for us to reconnect, and plan for the future growth.

Overarching Theme

SEEDIG 8 will be held under the overarching theme “Digital Beyond Borders: Regional Synergy for Community Advancement. This theme was chosen with careful consideration of SEEDIG’s core values and commitment to foster community expansion and strengthen partnerships across the region. It emphasizes the idea that in our increasingly interconnected digital world, the boundaries that traditionally defined countries are transcended by opportunities for collaboration and growth. SEEDIG 8 recognizes that cooperation across borders is essential for empowering local communities, and offers a space where stakeholders from South Eastern Europe can connect, exchange insights about in-country projects and initiatives, and explore opportunities for enhanced synergies.

Local Co-host

SEEDIG 8 is co-hosted by Politiscope, a Split-based privacy watchdog organisation committed to safeguarding digital rights and democratic processes. Politiscope’s primary goal is to ensure citizens’ data protection by advocating for the comprehensive implementation of the GDPR to reshape the digital public sphere effectively. 



Monday, 6 November 2023

9:00 – 10:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:00 – 10:45
Opening & Welcoming Remarks
Olga Kyryliuk, Chair, SEEDIG Executive Committee
Duje Prkut, Executive Director, Politiscope (Local Co-host)
Chengetai Masango, Head of Office, United Nations Secretariat for the Internet Governance Forum
Tena Šimonović Einwalter, Ombudswoman of the Republic of Croatia
Danko Jevtović, ICANN Board of Directors Vice-Chair
Dijana Milutinović, Communications Manager, RNIDS
Desiree Milošević Evans, Chair, RIPE Cooperation WG
Jan Braathu, Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia (video address)
10:45 – 11:00
How to Stop Internet Fragmentation: Technical Perspective | KEYNOTE SPEECH
Chris Mondini, Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Managing Director for Europe, ICANN
11:00 – 12:00
The Interplay of GDPR and the EU AI Act | PANEL DISCUSSION
This panel discussion brings together experts to discuss the critical role of data protection in the evolving AI landscape. We’ll delve into the complexities of harmonizing these regulatory frameworks and their impact on individuals, businesses, and innovation. Get insights into the role of “Privacy by Design” in shaping AI systems, strategies for transparency and compliance, and the impact on AI companies. We’ll also explore regulatory oversight, as well as the rights and redress mechanisms available to individuals affected by AI systems.
Session host – Politiscope
Moderator: Duje Kozomara
Speakers: Darja Lončar, Stefan Martinić, Anamarija Mladinic, Danijela Perica
12:00 – 12:30
Coffee Break
12:30 – 13:30
The War in Ukraine and OSINT – Impacts on Warfare, Technology, and Privacy | PANEL DISCUSSION
The panel will explore the role of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) during the war in Ukraine, its implications on warfare, and its effects on technology and privacy.
Session host – OSINT for Ukraine
Moderator: Vasile Popa
Speakers: Christian Mamo, Oleksandra Mazur, Yanina Kornienko
13:30 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:30
Peeking Behind the Curtain: How GNI Companies Respond to Government Demands | WORKSHOP
Workshop is designed to help participants understand the legal and practical obstacles that companies face when trying to protect human rights against government demands. Participants in this workshop play the role of GNI telecommunications member company executives while the facilitator acts as a fictional repressive government making rights-violating demands. Using the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines, participants deliberate over the most rights-respecting decisions, with each decision leading to consequences for the company and the citizenry.
Session host – Global Network Initiative (GNI)
Facilitator: Montserrat Legorreta, Program and Operations Associate
15:30 – 16:00
Technical Implementations of Internationalised Domain Names and Linguistic Diversity Online | LIGHTNING TALK
The lightning talk will focus on key findings from the recently published IDN World Report 2023, providing insights into the global market for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) with a particular focus on country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). The talk will uncover current trends in IDN registrations, adoption, and technical implementation.
Session host – EURid
Speaker: Regina Filipová Fuchsová, Industry Relations Manager, EURid
16:00 – 16:20
Should Media and Journalists Be Included on Critical Infrastructure List? | LIGHTNING TALK
In recent years, media outlets and journalists have experienced a surge in targeted harassment, threats, and cyber attacks. This phenomenon raises questions about the strategic approach to cybersecurity, particularly in addressing these issues from a critical infrastructure standpoint. The growing prevalence of misinformation, disinformation, and information disorder underscores the potential for these threats to inflict substantial harm on various elements of critical infrastructure. This lightning talk aims to illustrate, through concrete examples of ongoing initiatives, how a comprehensive strategy can be developed within the journalistic community. It also explores potential state-driven approaches to counter the increasing incidents of cyber attacks on media.
Session host – Internews
Speaker: Feđa Kulenović, Data and Digital Transformation Manager, Internews
16:20 – 16:40
Hate Speech and Online Threats as Cybersecurity Issue | LIGHTNING TALK
The online world is intricately intertwined with our offline lives and activities. Safeguarding against hate speech and threats should be as paramount as ensuring safety in physical public spaces. From an activist’s perspective, the pivotal importance of protecting communication channels, notably social networks and their messaging platforms, cannot be overstated. Prioritizing digital security directly translates to enhancing user safety. This is a matter of profound concern, not only for activists but also for individuals belonging to minorities and marginalized communities, who frequently encounter violence and hate speech in the digital realm, ultimately impacting their daily lives. Protecting the online environment is, in essence, safeguarding real-world existence. This session aims to show why hate speech and online threats should be approached as a matter of cybersecurity.
Session host – Internews
Speaker: Lejla Huremović, Program Coordinator & Multimedia Content Producer, Internews
16:40 – 17:00
Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00
A Deep Dive into Internet Freedom: Lessons from Freedom on the Net 2023 | PANEL DISCUSSION
The panel will highlight findings from Freedom on the Net 2023: The Repressive Power of Artificial Intelligence. To kick things off, Grant Baker will give a brief presentation on the global report, discussing the threats artificial intelligence poses to internet freedom, both at the current moment and in the future. Then, the authors of the Armenia, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine Freedom on the Net country reports will discuss findings from this year’s report, their own work advocating for digital rights across the region, and broader trends in internet freedom.
Session host – Freedom House
Moderator: Grant Baker
Speakers: Samvel Martirosyan, Bojan Perkov, Teona Turashvili, Olga Kyryliuk
19:30 – 22:00
Business Dating Networking Event & Presentation of SEEDIG 2024 Strategy


Tuesday, 7 November 2023

09:00 – 10:00
Reaching Social Media Giants: Perspectives from the Social Media 4 Peace Project | PANEL DISCUSSION
Session will focus on the results of the Social Media 4 Peace project and the work of the Coalition for Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the potential of this model of cooperation and communication with large tech companies for other countries in the region. Panelists will address the following issues: challenges of worrying freedom of expression developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, content moderation responses to femicide and other violent and incendiary content, modalities of influencing large tech companies by civil society, from both EU and non-EU perspectives.
Session host – UNESCO’s Social Media 4 Peace Project and Coalition for Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Moderator: Maida Muminovic
Speakers: Melisa Durak, Bojana Kostic, Lukasz Gabler, Feđa Kulenović
10:00 – 10:30
Donor Principles for Human Rights in the Digital Age: Turning Principles Into Action | OPEN DISCUSSION
This session will launch regionally the Donor Principles for Human Rights in the Digital Age, a set of principles that establishes an international framework for donor accountability and cooperation on digital issues, such that digital engagements and investments align with respect for human rights and democratic values. They respond to a call from civil society stakeholders for development agencies to introduce safeguarding procedures and processes related to digital development and digital transformation programming to better protect partners and local communities from growing instances of digital repression. This session will both launch the Donor Principles and inform next steps on establishing a strategic approach for multistakeholder engagement on their implementation.
Session host: Freedom Online Coalition (FOC)
Facilitator: Lea Kaspar, Executive Director, Global Partners Digital
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00
Training, Awareness, Resilience: Ecology and Digital Security | WORKSHOP
Given the cybersecurity landscape, the experience of SHARE Foundation, a digital rights organisation based in Serbia, is that civil society and human rights defenders in general are one of the most at-risk groups when it comes to cyber incidents. To help improve their cybersecurity capacities and use the most out of the resources they have, SHARE Foundation’s team has worked with more than 40 climate and ecology focused organisations from Southeast Europe, helping them become more resilient against digital security attacks through trainings, internal policies and staff awareness raising. The process that will be presented at this workshop can easily be replicated and adapted to other organisations of similar scale and area of work, e.g. human rights defenders, civic media organisations.
Session host – SHARE Foundation
Facilitators: Bojan Perkov, Ninoslava Bodganović
12:00 – 12:20
Cybersecurity Awareness – The Power of Synergy | LIGHTNING TALK
If you feel there are topics regarded with eyes wide shut, then the more the merrier can be the recipe to tackle them. Joint forces of various organisations and decisiveness to follow a path less taken can make a difference when it comes to a question quite important for societies dipped into digital and that is the question of cyber security.
Session host – Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (RNIDS)
Speaker: Dijana Milutinović, Communications Manager, RNIDS
12:20 – 12:40
AI Chatbots and Censorship in Authoritarian States | LIGHTNING TALK
This lighting talk will cover how chatbots developed in authoritarian states, like Baidu’s ERNIE Bot and Yandex’s Alice, censor or limit information about certain topics, compared to their global counterparts.
Session host – Freedom House
Speaker: Grant Baker, Research Analyst, Freedom House
12:40 – 13:10
Internet Landscape and Network Resiliency in Southeast Europe | LIGHTNING TALK
RIPE NCC analysed the structure of the Internet in Ukraine and how it may be helping the country to stay connected. From the technical perspective, they highlighted two factors that may be contributing to the resiliency of the Ukrainian Internet. At the session we will visually analyse how these factors played a role in Ukraine and compare to the Internet in the neigbouring countries. Then we will dive into the Internet landscape in Southeast Europe and what the data can tell us about network resiliency in the region.
Session host – RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)
Moderator: Dušan Stojičević, Marketing Director, Gransy; BoG Vice-Chair, RNIDS
Speaker: Alena Muravska, Programme Management Officer, RIPE NCC
13:10 – 14:00
14:30 – 17:00
City Tour


Grant Baker

Research Analyst, Freedom House

Grant Baker is a Research Analyst for technology and democracy at Freedom House where he covers Europe and Eurasia for Freedom on the Net. Prior to joining Freedom House, he worked as the Research Manager at SMEX, where he led the Beirut-based organisations research on digital rights, contributed to the Lebanon Freedom on the Net report, and conducted grant writing on research and advocacy.

Ninoslava Bodganović

Cybersecurity expert, SHARE Foundation

Ninoslava Bodganović is a cybersecurity expert at the SHARE Foundation. Her expertise and interest involve assessing digital security landscapes and crafting security measures and procedures for organisations to safeguard against cyberattacks. She also offers support in the event of cyber incidents.

Regina Filipová Fuchsová

Industry Relations Manager, EURid

Regina Filipová Fuchsová has joined EURid, the .eu, .ею and .ευ registry, in 2007. She went through different roles in regional, registrar relations and business development management and last year she was appointed as the Industry Relations Manager. She is based in Prague. She holds a PhD in International Economic Relations from the University of Economics in Prague and a master degree in Law from the Palacky University in Olomouc, CZ. She completed a post-graduate master programme in European studies in Krems an der Donau, AT.

Melisa Durak

Project Officer, Social Media 4 Peace Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNESCO

Melisa graduated from the Faculty of Media and Communications at the University of Ottawa/Algonquin College, and Business Communications Management at Carleton University, Sprott School of Business. She gained experience as a communications manager for the Canadian Government Internet Authority, then for the Canadian Nuclear Association. She also worked as an independent consultant for public and media relations, and as a project manager for domestic and international organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and served as a spokesperson. She has experience in organizing domestic and international media events, promotional campaigns, PR campaigns and conferences. She also worked as a producer and host of the CHIN Radio International radio show in Ottawa, preparing radio programs for CBC Radio Canada. In addition, she is a member of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Melisa worked for five years as a public relations manager, but also as a management system manager – standardization for better business quality. Since 2015, she has served as a communications manager for various programs in various fields, for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), where she created, directed, led and managed communication strategies. Melisa currently serves as the head of the Social Media for Peace project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and provides an advisory role to media projects in BiH and in the region, for UNESCO – the field of science, culture, education. Melisa is fluent in French, English and Bosnian.

Lukasz Gabler

Public Policy and Government Relations Manager CEE, TikTok

Graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (International Relations and Political Marketing) and Linköping University in Sweden(Gender Studies). Scholarship holder at the Complutense University in Madrid and The New School in New York. Alredy 15 years of experience working in government, diplomacy (London, Copenhagen) and Public Affairs.  Lukasz is an expert in strategy building and long-term relations with stakeholders at the central and regional level. As an advisor, he contributed to the Responsible Digital Leadership project run by Stanford University.  Interested in ethical AI, sustainable development and gender equality. He loves travelling, taking photos and reading – especially magic realism. Novice in urban sketching.

Lejla Huremović

Program Coordinator & Multimedia Content Producer, Internews

Lejla Huremović graduated in Public Relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo. She worked at the Press Council and the Sarajevo Open Center. She has been engaged in activism for more than 15 years, especially fighting for the rights of LGBTIQ people. For years, she has been working on media education and analysis of media reporting on LGBTIQ topics. She organized a series of media campaigns aimed at educating and raising the visibility of the existence of LGBTIQ people in BiH society. She participated in the establishment of the first Organizing Committee of the BiH Pride March and organizing the last 4 Pride Marches.

Danko Jevtović

ICANN Board of Directors Vice-Chair

Danko Jevtović is a manager, entrepreneur and an Internet expert. In 2018, Jevtović was selected to the ICANN Board of Directors, and later in 2022 selected as the Board Vice-Chair. He founded the companies Jugodata (personal computers) in 1989 and SezamPro (Internet provider) in 1995, and was a director of both. He was one of the initiators of the reform of the national internet domain of Serbia/Yugoslavia commencing in 2001, a two-term member of the Board of Governors of the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (RNIDS), and a one-term CEO of the RNIDS from 2013 to 2017. Jevtović holds an eMBA (master’s degree) from IEDC Bled, Slovenia, and a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Belgrade. 

Lea Kaspar

Executive Director, Global Partners Digital

Lea is the Executive Director of GPD, a UK-based organization working to develop a digital environment underpinned by human rights. Lea oversees the development and implementation of GPD’s vision and strategy, as well as steering the organisation’s growth and development and leading its programmatic portfolio. Lea represents GPD on a number of boards and initiatives, including the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, the UK Multistakeholder Group on Internet Governance, and works closely with governments in the Freedom Online Coalition, for which GPD performs a secretariat function. Before joining GPD, Lea worked at the UN Democracy Fund, co-founded the Croatian UN Association, and championed the Model UN movement in Croatia.

Bojana Kositć

Digital Rights Researcher and Advocate, Pen to Paper

Bojana Kostić is a human rights and technology researcher and advocate. Bojana writes about freedom of expression and technology-related social factors and harms by centring on human rights frameworks, community and marginalised voices, gender equality, and intersectional justice principles. She relies on participatory research to explore the ways diverse contextual factors and political and economic interests, through interaction with digital artefacts, shape our lived realities, opportunities, and enjoyment of freedom of expression and related human rights. She works for international organisations (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Council of Europe, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)) as well as for media freedom organisations like Free Press Unlimited, Thomson Foundation, Troll-Busters, Media Diversity Institute, Share Foundation, and Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She regularly offers support to journalists and human rights defenders to better recognise and counter online violence. She strives to utilise shared local and community knowledge and existing support mechanisms of resilience to drive change, specifically in the areas of media and community-building and inclusive media policy design.

Yanina Kornienko

Journalist, Slidstvo.Info

Yanina Kornienko is a Ukrainian investigative journalist working for Slidstvo.Info. After the start of the full-scale invasion of Russia into Ukraine, she began investigating war crimes in Ukraine, where she is working on stories about the situation in occupied cities, including the deportation of children and cases of kidnapped journalists, and collecting evidence of genocide. Prior, she worked as a researcher at Investigative Dashboard, a service created by the international investigative network OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project). As part of the ID team, she was involved in researching companies and protected assets in various jurisdictions worldwide. Kornienko was also part of the OCCRP team that conducted a series of cross-border investigations into the procurement of protective masks against Covid-19. In 2020 and 2021, she was among the co-authors of two cross-border investigations into the causes of the Beirut port explosion, carried out with colleagues from OCCRP and Al Jadeed. In 2022, she was a co-author of the Suisse Secrets international project, where she, along with colleagues from 13 countries, investigated the leak of information about the accounts of the Swiss bank Credit Suisse.

Duje Kozomara

Data Protection Consultant, Politiscope and Consent

Duje is a passionate advocate for privacy as a fundamental human right in the age of rapid technological development. He co-founded Politiscope, a privacy watchdog organisation committed to safeguarding digital rights and democratic processes. As a CIPP/E and CIPM certified data protection consultant, he also established Consent, a consultancy that helped over 50 Croatian organizations with their GDPR obligations.

Feđa Kulenović

Data and Digital Transformation Manager, USAID’s BMAP FORWARD

Feđa Kulenović is an information scientist researching and practicing in the fields of data science, information sciences, knowledge management and communications. He has been cooperating as a consultant with many governmental bodies, non-governmental organizations, and business sector. Currently he works as a data and digital transformation manager for Balkan Media Assistance Program to Foster Organizational Readiness While Advancing Resilient Development” (BMAP Forward) where he is trying to assist media communities of 5 Western Balkan countries with their digital transformation efforts and also partially covers issues of information security and cyber security. In this capacity he is also editor in chief of Additionally, he is trying to transfer his knowledge and experience to students of library and information sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo.

Olga Kyryliuk

Technical Advisor on Internet Governance and Digital Rights, Internews

Olga Kyryliuk is a Technical Advisor on Internet Governance and Digital Rights for Greater Internet Freedom project at Internews. She has a PhD in international law and over 10 years of experience in the field of digital rights and internet governance. She is also the author of Freedom on the Net Ukraine report.

Montserrat Legorreta

Program and Operations Associate, Global Network Initiative (GNI)

Montserrat Legorreta is the Program and Operations Associate at the Global Network Initiative (GNI) – a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy rights in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector by setting a global standard for responsible decision making. As part of her portfolio, she implements and manages GNI’s grant-funded programs and projects. Legorreta holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service with a Concentration in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University. Previously, she co-founded the Mexican Debate Association (Asociación Mexicana de Debate – AMD) where she led multidisciplinary teams in the development of programs to foster debate as a tool to promote critical thinking and discuss complex topics.

Darja Lončar

Data Protection Officer, Rimac Group

Darja Lončar has over 15 years of experience in data protection field. She is currently working as data protection officer of Rimac Group, a manufacturer of the most advanced hypercars and electrification technologies. Prior to that she had been working as data protection officer of Croatian Telecom Group. She has PhD in data protection law and master’s degree in international business law. She also worked as a data protection consultant for United Nations Development Program and others. She frequently participates in projects, conferences, panels relating to data protection and publishes on the topic.

Christian Mamo

Member of Directorate, OSINT for Ukraine

Christian Mamo is a member of the directorate with OSINT for Ukraine. He holds a Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law and has several years of experience in journalism and the Ukrainian humanitarian field. He also manages OSINT for Ukraine’s initiative Project Mariupol.

Stefan Martinić

LL.M. Harvard Law School, Law Firm Kramarić & Partners

Stefan Martinić has three years of experience working in law firms in Zagreb. He specializes in corporate law, GDPR and EU law, with a particular interest in the intersection of law and technology. Stefan is a part-time legal advisor to the Croatian Artificial Intelligence Association.

He completed a master’s degree in law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (EU Law & Tech Law) and at Harvard Law School (with a focus on Cyberlaw) and had a six-month exchange at Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne. He earned a Saïd Business School – University of Oxford Artificial Intelligence Certificate.

He interned at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Samvel Martirosyan

Co-founder of CyberHUB

Samvel Martirosyan is a media expert and cyber security specialist. He is a co-founder of CyberHUB, an Armenia-based organisation that helps civil society address digital threats. He is a director of ArmSec Foundation. Martirosyan’s work focuses primarily on information security and hybrid threats. He is also the author of the Armenia Freedom on the Net report.

Oleksandra Mazur

Editor, NGO “Olenivka Families Community”

Oleksandra Mazur is the main editor of the NGO “Olenivka Families Community”. The Community is focused on investigating and prosecuting those responsible for the mass execution of POWs in Olenivka, as well as other crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine.

Desiree Milošević Evans

Chair, RIPE Cooperation WG

Desiree Miloshevic is an active connector, Internet public servant and a member of the global Internet governance community. She served as Special Adviser to the UN Under-Secretary and Chair of the Internet Governance Multistakeholder Advisory Group, as Trustee of the Board of ISOC and on the Board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.

Dijana Milutinović

Communications Manager, RNIDS


Anamarija Mladinic

Head of Sector for EU, International Cooperation, and Legal Affairs, Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency

Anamarija Mladinic has been working at the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency for a decade, currently serving as the Head of Sector for EU, International Cooperation, and Legal Affairs. Internationally, Anamarija contributes as a member of the Bureau of the Council of Europe Consultative Committee of Convention 108, focusing on the effective implementation of this unique international instrument aimed at protecting individuals against abuses that may accompany the processing of personal data. A significant aspect of her role involves active engagement in plenary meetings of the European Data Protection Board, participation in the activities of the EDPB social media subgroup, and a Task Force focused on Chat GPT. Beyond her official responsibilities, Anamarija is dedicated to raising awareness about personal data protection, with a particular emphasis on SMEs within the EU ARC2 project. A key initiative of this project involves developing an innovative web tool designed to simplify GDPR compliance for SMEs. She is passionate about emerging technologies and exploring ways to maximize their benefits while safeguarding fundamental human rights, specifically the right to personal data protection and privacy. Proud to be a member of the international data protection community, committed to safeguarding people, not just data.

Chris Mondini

Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Managing Director for Europe, ICANN

Chris Mondini is Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Europe and Managing Director for Europe, stationed in the Brussels, Belgium office. In his role, Mondini oversees ICANN org’s operations in the region and leads ICANN org’s Global Business Engagement initiatives worldwide. Christopher began his professional life as a United States diplomat and later became a corporate investigator with Deloitte. He has investigated the world’s largest corporate corruption cases, while working with NGOs and business organizations on ways to mitigate corruption risks. He also led grant-making teams for the Full Circle Fund, an engaged philanthropy organization addressing economic development challenges. Christopher holds degrees from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. Throughout his career in Washington and Silicon Valley, he has dedicated his career to bridging communications gaps that occur among diverse sectors — public, private and nonprofit – and across international borders.

Maida Muminović

Executive Director, Mediacentar Sarajevo

Maida Muminovic is Executive director of Mediacentar Sarajevo. She has been working on independent media development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Western Balkans region since 2009. Devoted to learning about media, media environment and the changing role journalism has in ways we make decisions as citizens. Exploring ways in which audiences can be engaged around the importance of professional and ethical media reporting and freedom of expression are in the focus of her daily work in Mediacentar. She is committed to raising the communication capacities of human rights CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and ensuring the causes they stand for are better presented in the media.

Alena Muravska

Programme Management Officer, RIPE NCC

Alena Muravska is a Programme Management Officer at the RIPE NCC’s Community & Engagement. Previously, Alena worked on the Registration Services as a Senior Member Services Analyst. Alena has an engineering degree from the National Technical University of Ukraine and is currently finishing a Master’s Public Administration programme in Policy and Public Affairs at Leiden University. She is a multilingual speaker and is fluent in English, Dutch and Ukrainian.

Danijela Perica

Data Privacy Manager, Infobip

Danijela Perica is a Data Privacy Manager at Infobip. She is a legal expert with more than 17 years of work experience. As a corporate lawyer, she has specialized in information and communication technologies, and for the last seven years, she has been entirely dedicated to privacy and data protection matters. As Privacy Manager, she manages and implements the global privacy program in Infobip. Within Infobip, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to finding solutions for achieving Infobip’s compliance with customers’ and employees’ privacy-related expectations and requirements of applicable privacy laws.

Bojan Perkov

Digital Policy Coordinator, SHARE Foundation

Bojan Perkov works as a Digital Policy Coordinator at the SHARE Foundation, which authors the Serbia Freedom on the Net report. His expertise and interests include human rights and freedoms in the technological context, digital security of public interest actors, as well as other issues at the intersection of society and technology, such as online censorship circumvention, personal data protection and the impact of surveillance on human rights.

Vasile Popa

Head of R&D Department, OSINT for Ukraine

Vasile Popa is a member of the directorate with OSINT for Ukraine and head of R&D department. He is a Software Engineer and an OSINT investigator with several years of experience in the field.

Duje Prkut

Executive Director, Politiscope

Duje is an experienced advocate and a consultant in the area of rule of law and good governance (Politicode). He is the co-founder of Politiscope, a privacy watchdog organisation committed to safeguarding EU citizens’ digital rights and basic democratic processes. Duje strongly believes disruption is not an option, when our fundamental rights and democracy are at stake.

Tena Šimonović Einwalter

Ombudswoman of the Republic of Croatia

Tena Šimonović Einwalter graduated magna cum laude from the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law and was awarded with a diploma from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She received her Master’s degree in European and Comparative Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. She also passed her bar examination. She was appointed the Ombudswoman of the Republic of Croatia on 19 March 2021.Mrs. Šimonović Einwalter currently chairs the Executive Board of the European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET) in her third two-year term, after being reappointed to that position in 2022.

Dušan Stojičević

Marketing Director, Gransy; BoG Vice-Chair, RNIDS

Dušan Stojičević was for many years editor-in-chief of “Svet kompjutera” (World of Computers) magazine, a member and Chair of the RNIDS BoG, Chair of the Cyrillic Generation Panel at ICANN, a member of the SEEDIG Executive Committee and a member of the RIPE SEE Programme Committee. He has also served as Vice-Chair of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) and is now Vice-Chair of the RNIDS BoG and Marketing Director for Eastern Europe at Gransy. The focus of his activities is on IDN domains and the issues surrounding universal acceptance of all languages and scripts on the Internet.

Teona Turashvili

Head of Local Government, Civic Tech and Innovations Directions at Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)

Teona Turashvili is the Head of Local Government, Civic Tech and Innovations Directions at the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), a Georgian organisation that supports the development of an informed and empowered society for democratic governance. She is also the author of the Georgia Freedom on the Net report.


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