The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Barbora Bukovská

Barbora Bukovská is a human rights attorney and activist, known for her work on racial discrimination of Romani people in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Since 2009, she has been a Senior Director for Law and Policy at ARTICLE 19, an international free speech organisation. In this capacity,she has been leading on the development of all ARTICLE 19 policies and legal work, covering a broad range of freedom of expression issues. She is also overseeing legal support to ARTICLE 19 offices in Mexico, Brazil, USA, Kenya, Senegal, Tunisia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kazakhstan and international operations.

Prior to ARTICLE 19, Barbora worked with various organisations on a range of human rights issues, including protection from discrimination, access to justice, deprivation of liberty, reproductive rights and community development. She also initiated about 50 cases at the European Court of Human Rights on these issues and has published a number of reports and articles on a broad range of human rights.

She was one of the founders of the Courage Foundation in 2013 and was working closely with the CIJ’s founder Gavin MacFadyen for several years.

Barbora is a member of the CIJ’s Board of Trustees.

Symposium Event
 — Panel Presentation

Locking down Debate?

Have the convulsions of Covid-19 opened to the door to a creeping censoriousness, surveillance and authoritarianism? Are big tech companies shutting down debate and stoking conspiracy theories by excluding controversial voices, and is the technology for coronavirus surveillance and the social measures to combat it as useful as it seems?
Senior Director for Law and Policy at ARTICLE 19