Hubert Sobecki
For the past 12 years Hubert has been working for Love Does Not Exclude Association (MNW), the first Polish LGBT+ organisation campaigning for marriage equality for same-sex couples, developing and implementing communication strategies. Most recently he has been focusing on combating politically motivated disinformation campaigns targeting LGBT+ community. In his work he combines fact-checking, alternative narratives, and collective-care techniques to boost communications as well as resilience of NGOs.
Constanta Dohotaru
Constanța Dohotaru, born 1990, based in Chisinau, Moldova. Co-founder and program director of "LAOLALTĂ" ngo (meaning "Together"). Being a queer feminist activist and urban planner, she talks about people and the city in the podcast/vlog "Omul face locul" (We shape the space). Having completed BA and MA studies at Politecnica Timișoara (RO) and Scuola Politecnica di Palermo (IT), as an architect and urban planner, decided to dedicate herself to community work, participatory placemaking and creative feminist protests/interventions in public spaces. Board member of "GENDERDOC-M", LGBT rights ngo in Moldova. Co-founder of the "Moldova for Peace" Initiative - a support initiative for Ukrainian refugees since February 24th 2022 and the Gender Equality Platform in Moldova. Among institutions she collaborates with are community oriented and cultural, feminist and queer, networks in Eastern Europe region and beyond.
Maja Nenadovic
Maja Nenadovic’s experience in facilitation, program design and fundraising, along with specialization in critical pedagogy, conflict transformation and fostering civic engagement will ensure that this session is immersive, fast-paced and generates new ideas and partnerships.
Val Voshchevska
Val Voshchevska, a Ukrainian human rights activist and digital strategist based in London, champions global change through social media. With an MA in International Conflict Studies from KCL and a BA in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, she's empowered civil society and grassroots movements worldwide. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, she left her role as Global Head of Digital Engagement at Amnesty Int'l, dedicating her efforts to Ukraine via social media. A voice for her homeland, Val educates on Ukraine and bridges global human rights causes. Her insights have graced TIME, Al Jazeera, and her commentary is quoted by prominent publications. Val orchestrates Women’s March Ukraine, co-hosts #UkrainianSpaces podcast, and educates on digital activism for respected organizations like Transparency Int'l and Oxfam.
Ron Haviv
Ron Haviv is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, award-winning photojournalist, and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising human rights issues around the globe. He is also the co-founder of the non-profit VII Foundation, which concentrates on documentary projects and provides free visual journalism education. Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war covering over twenty-five conflicts, and his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. President George H.W. Bush cited Haviv’s chilling photographs documenting paramilitary violence in Panama as one of the reasons for the 1989 American intervention. His work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, United Nations, Council on Foreign Relations, Fotografiska, and the International Center of Photography
Kamil Śliwowski
Kamil Śliwowski, digital skills trainer and online course author. He loves to learn by teaching others, researching and experimenting with digital tools to write his blog and newsletter ( He has been involved in the Creative Commons movement and organization both in Poland and internationally for over a decade. Currently working with NGO’s like INCO, Panoptykon School With Class and Sektor 3.0.
Mariam Naiem
Mariam Naiem is Ukrainian of Afghan origin. She has a degree in cultural studies, and she talks, teaches, and writes on topics of culture. Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she has tried to make the broad English-speaking community understand the cultural context of the Russian war in Ukraine. In particular,her aim is to bring understanding of the colonial and racial aspects and practices of Russian culture with respect to Ukraine and other peoples colonized by Russia. She also works on decolonizing the discourse on Ukraine in order to center Ukrainian voices and de-center Russian and pro-Russian imperialist narratives. She aims to be a bridge between English-speaking audiences and Ukrainians due to her personal experiences with Ukrainian and Western cultures.
Magdalena Wilczyńska
Magdalena Wilczyńska is an expert in countering disinformation and human rights lawyer (LL.M., CEU). She worked at the Polish Ombudsman Office, focusing on freedom of expression and rule of law. Recently she worked at Debunk EU and at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in the field of disinformation and Russian propaganda. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Polish Academy of Science. Her thesis is on the legal solutions for disinformation. Currently she works at TechSoup Europe as an expert on countering disinformation.
Mariami Kvaratskhelia
Mariami Kvaratskhelia is recognized as a prominent leader in the LGBTIQ+ community. She has been at the forefront of the movement as a co-founder and director of Tbilisi Pride, tirelessly campaigning and advocating for LGBTIQ+ equality, human rights, and democracy in Georgia for more than eight years. Mariam has been one of the organizers of the annual Tbilisi Pride Week since 2019. Unfortunately, these events have been marred by violence on several occasions, including this year's pride festival on July 8th, which was violently attacked and disrupted by Russia-linked extremist groups. Despite these challenges, Mariam's steadfast determination remains unwavering as she continues to champion the cause of equality and social justice for all.
Marcin Piotrowski
Marcin is a Founder of Folkowisko Humanitarian Foundation. A sociologist, cultural animator, journalist, and specialist in place marketing. The initiator and coordinator of the "Culture in Quarantine" campaign during the coronavirus pandemic. Director of Folkowisko, one of Europe's best festivals. Creator and coordinator of numerous social campaigns such as "Jestem ze Wsi", "Globalna Baba" and promotional campaigns like "Niezapominajki - Satisfaction." County councilor, chairman of the Promotion, Culture, and Tourism Committee of the Lubaczów County Council.
In 2016, he received the title of "Outstanding Pole" in Ireland at the Teraz Polska awards, as well as the Statue of the Podkarpackie Voivode for exceptional activity in tourism development and promotion. Director of CieszFanów Festival Promotion. His area of activity is the province and underprivileged areas (small towns and villages). He specializes in cooperation and advising non-governmental organizations on promotion and fundraising and coordinates the Active Borderland project in the Lubaczów County.
Berina Bulatović
Berina Bulatović is currently in the final stages of completing her Master's degree in Psychology at the University of Sarajevo. What truly excites her is her role at the Youth Council of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which serves as the umbrella youth organization in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Council primarily focuses on empowering young people by informing them about their rights as recognized by the Law on Youth of FBiH, building their capacities, and advocating for their better position in society. The driving force behind Berina's work is the opportunity to positively impact young individuals' lives and contribute to their personal growth and development.
Anikó Bakonyi
Anikó is a human rights defender from Budapest, Hungary. For the past twelve years, she have been working for the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, where she is now leading the work of the Refugee Program. Their work focuses on protecting the rights of refugees through human rights monitoring, counselling, advocacy, and reporting.
Dmytro Povesma
Dmytro Povesma is a Ukrainian technology enthusiast, software developer, system architect and a civic activist. Vast experience in information security includes enterprises, banks and governments security audit and improvements, personal data awareness. Contributed to the anti-fake initiatives and defending of civil rights assisted with information technology.
Anna Kuliberda
Expert trainer and educator with 20 years experience. Throughout her career, she has helped activists find the right balance between passion, mission, and strength through coaching, supporting their activities, and caring for their well-being. In his work, he uses individual, team and group coaching methods (e.g. Balint Groups, Experiential Activation Techniques, Hero's Journey). Her mission is to build communities through peer-to-peer education so activists can sustainably act.
Her education includes the SET Group Business Coaching School and the Novo Group Team and Group Coaching School.
Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos is the CEO of Makaia - colombian CSO that aims to strengthen capacities for social development through technology, innovation and international cooperation. He graduated business administration and has 18 years of experience in social and economic development and territorial competitiveness. His experience in economic development is focused in entrepreneurial competitiveness and cluster creation. In the social sector his experience has been focused in bringing new opportunities to vulnerable communities through the use of technology and helping other CSO to embrace digital transformation.
Andy Carvin
Andy Carvin is senior fellow and managing editor at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington D.C., where he leads the lab’s research and reporting efforts.
Andy is an award-winning journalist who has pioneered new forms of online collaboration for more than 20 years. Most recently he served as senior editor-at-large for the social video startup NowThis and prior to that Andy was founder and editor-in-chief of, a social news initiative at First Look Media. Using social media and digital forensic tools, covered breaking news stories around the world, with a particular emphasis on human rights and social justice. The project received the 2015 Online Journalism Award for its groundbreaking use of social media to cover the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris.
From 2006 to 2013, Andy was senior strategist at NPR, where he founded the company’s social media desk and developed new reporting techniques to improve the quality and diversity of NPR’s journalism. Over the course of 2011 and 2012, he became known as “the man who tweets revolutions” due to his innovative coverage of the Arab Spring using social media. For his work during the Arab Spring, Andy received a 2011 Knight-Batten Award for journalism innovation, and the 2012 Shorty Award for best journalist on Twitter. He was also a semifinalist for the 2011 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In early 2013, Andy released the book Distant Witness: Social Media, The Arab Spring And A Journalism Revolution, published by CUNY Journalism Press.
Givi Gigitashvili
Givi Gigitashvili is a research associate for the Caucasus at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Poland.

Givi has gathered versatile professional and research experience through engaging with various think tanks in Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, and Poland. Most recently he held the International Development Consultant’s position, providing research and consultancy services to a wide range of public and private clients in Eastern European countries. Givi’s professional interests include, but are not limited to the politics of ex-Soviet countries, the EU-Russia relations, and the Eastern Partnership programme.

Givi was born in Kvareli, Georgia and graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a bachelor’s in Social Sciences. Givi continued his studies at the University of Tartu in Estonia, where he obtained master’s degree in the EU-Russia studies in 2016. After receiving his education, Givi did two internships in Berlin and Warsaw. In September 2017, Givi joined an International Research and Consulting Company Ecorys Poland as an International Development Consultant and stayed in the company until June 2019. In August 2019, Givi joined the Atlantic Council as a Research Assistant based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Roman Osadchuk
Roman Osadchuk is a research associate for Eurasia at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

Roman researches disinformation narratives and technology uses for their spread in the region. He is interested in the role of information policy and media cycle in the disinformation spread. Before joining DFRLab, he held several positions in Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC), where he was involved in communications of decentralization reform and administrative support to the internal operations. As decentralization communication project manager, Roman Osadchuk managed a team of 5 colleagues under larger USAID-funded project.

Roman received a Master’s in Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, where he focused on information policy. Roman researched the role of information policy and media cycle in the disinformation spread. He holds master’s and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kryvyi Rih National University, bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Dnipro National University, and a master degree in Political Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Kamila Karpińska
Kamila is a MSc of European Studies; MSc of Social Psychology; Nervous System Specialist, Trauma Specialist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Internal Family Systems Practitioner, EmotionAid Facilitator. Founder of Stresoterapia,
Borna Sor
Borna writes and hosts the satirical television show Prime Time on the regional news channel N1. He also writes columns and hosts an English language podcast for Total Croatian News. His work has appeared on Al Jazeera, Balkan Insight, and Gloria. Previously he was a writer and star for tv shows NewsBar on RTL, as well as Montirani Proces on HRT. He is the author and editor of hundreds of satirical articles for the website NewsBar.