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Fatou Jagne

Fatou Jagne Senghore

Director for Article 19 West Africa

Fatou is a human rights and freedom of expression advocate with more than 18 years’ experience working in Africa. She established ARTICLE 19 West Africa in Senegal in 2010 and represented ARTICLE 19 various initiatives including the IFEX lead advocacy on Tunisia (Tunisia Monitoring Group) from 2005 to 2011. From 2002 to 2005 she worked with the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights for the adoption of the Declaration on Freedom of Expression in Africa and the mechanism of the Special Rapporteur on FoE in Africa.

Beginning her career in the Gambia in 1999 at the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) Fatou went on to co-found the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders, established after the April 2000 killings.   A member of the Africa Regional Advisory Group (RAG) of Amnesty International and past Chairperson of the working group of the African Platform on access to Information (APAI) Fatou holds LLM in Economic and Communication Law, a Master’s Degree in International Law, from the University of Toulouse, and a Bachelor (Cambridge English Law Specialty).

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Faces of Open Government: Fatou Jagne Senghore

Fatou Jagne Senghore is the Director for Article 19, West Africa. As the open government community observed Open Gov Week and World Press Freedom Day this month, Fatou reflects on...

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