Team

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A big team

Our effort would not be possible without the work of many volunteers involved. Our network consists of many people who volunteer for fundamental and freedom rights in the digital age. They must be mentioned before we introduce the core team.

Interested in joining our team? Find our current job offers >>here!

Thomas Lohninger (@socialhack)

thomas.lohninger <AT> epicenter.works

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was a programmer and anthropologist in his former life. Digital rights had been his hobby until he intensively accompanied the EU Net Neutrality Act as Policy Advisor for European Digital Rights. Thomas was one of the driving forces behind the www.savetheinternet.eu campaign and has a strong work focus on net neutrality, data protection, and mass surveillance. Since 2010 he has played an active part at epicenter.works and since 2014 he is the managing director of the association. He also writes on Netzpolitik.org, is a regular guest in the Podcast Logbuch:Netzpolitik and is involved in the Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. (digital society club).

 

Tanja Mally (@TanjaMally)

tanja.mally <AT> epicenter.works

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spent most of her professional life in the media industry. Since 2014, she has supported charitable institutions with her experience in networking and partner management. As an attentive citizen with a pronounced sense of justice, her fundamental rights are particularly important to her. Tanja is the Managing Director of epicenter.works, with additional responsibility for fundraising as well as the support of the steadily growing number of cooperation partners. Solid funding and strong allies are the foundation of the successful work of our organization.

 

Iwona Laub (@iwonalaub)

iwona.laub <AT> epicenter.works

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Despite her initial studies in Media Informatics, she preferred to focus on communications instead and worked in one of the country's first social media agencies, before moving to the journalistic sideline of an Austrian daily newspaper. After a few years of self-employment in the PR industry, she wants to actively contribute to epicenter.works' commitment to a fair digital future for Austria and Europe.

 

Lisa Seidl

lisa.seidl <AT> epicenter.works

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works as a policy advisor in the epicenter.works team. As a lawyer and former journalist, she has worked in the fields of compliance, data protection, copyright and public relations – always with a focus on fundamental rights. She aims to widen access to laws and legal issues, which is the basis for enforcing these rights. To this end, clear and simple language is necessary.

 

 

Bernhard Hayden (@burnoutberni)

bernhard.hayden <AT> epicenter.works

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has been involved in digital rights since his early years. He initially volunteered at the Network Freedom Initiative before gaining initial public relations experience in the European Parliament. As president of the youth umbrella organization Young Pirates of Europe, Bernhard designed youth participation projects in the field of digital rights with a focus on copyright, including the Copyfighters.eu campaign. In addition to his role as Communications Manager at epicenter.works, he studies International Migration and is part of the SALTO / Erasmus + Think Tank on Youth Participation. | Currently on educational leave

 

Hanna Prykhodzka

hanna.prykhodzka <AT> epicenter.works

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studies media science and researches everything that is at the interface between man and machine. She is right in the middle of the digitized world and is committed to keeping it safe and secure. She is all fired up about everything democratic and focuses especially on Copyright / upload filters at epicenter.works. Beautiful things to look at are her passion, and she uses them for social media content or for photos for epicenter.works.

 

 

Andreas Czák (@Sonstwer)

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andreas.czak <AT> epicenter.works

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has been a campaigner at epicenter.works since 2015 (at that time still AKVorrat). He had been interested in digital rights and surveillance long before his studies in business informatics with a focus on IT security. His social involvement became apparent as a teenager, where, together with his sisters, he became leader of a scout group. After various jobs as an administrator in medium to large companies, he started his NGO career at ATTAC Austria in 2015, where he helped to shape the Austrian campaign and the protests against TTIP and CETA. Afterwards he came to AKVorrat and, after working voluntarily, he is now a fixed part of the office & campaign team. Whether in the fight against the state protection law, the "Bundestrojaner" (federal trojan), or for the maintenance of net neutrality, with joy and commitment, in joint actions, he helps to point out problems to people and deficits to politics.

 

Benedikt Gollatz

benedikt.gollatz <AT> epicenter.works

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is entrusted with the administration of the technical infrastructure and the IT security of the association, as well as with technical, scientific, and skeptical questions.