Announcing HURIDOCS new Executive Director

HURIDOCS is pleased to announce the appointment of Friedhelm Weinberg as Executive Director. He will begin his new role immediately, having previously served as Interim Director.

After the Board’s extensive search, Gisella Reina, Chair of the HURIDOCS Board said of the appointment:

HURIDOCS has a young and energetic director that listens and leads. His experience with our global network, having worked in Asia, Africa and the Former Soviet Union region, gives him the firm understanding of what our community thinks and wants. Friedhelm has proven his capacity to strengthen and motivate our international and distributed team to be creative and effective.

Friedhelm Weinberg, our new Executive Director

HURIDOCS was founded in 1982 as a global network of human rights organisations to pool expertise on how to organise, manage and use information effectively to promote and protect human rights. This mandate is more relevant than ever, as the human rights movement advocates, litigates and monitors, and relies on information to do this effectively in a digital world.

Friedhelm Weinberg first joined HURIDOCS in 2012. Over the years, he has taken on a variety of roles, including communications and project management and most recently as Deputy Director. Previously, he has worked as a journalist in his native Germany. Of his new position, Friedhelm said:

It is an honour to take on this role with HURIDOCS, an organisation that has such deep roots and such an important mission. Together with our partners and staff, we will imagine and develop creative ways to release, gather, and use information to further human rights worldwide. Thanks to our experience and positive energy, we will create solutions that defy adversity and strengthen our movement.

You may reach Gisella Reina, HURIDOCS Chair, at and Friedhelm Weinberg at

Please join us in congratulating Friedhelm on this new role!






7 Responses to Announcing HURIDOCS new Executive Director

  1. Kristin Antin 15 February, 2017 at 17:35 #

    We are so pleased with this decision. Congrats on this new(ish) role, Friedhelm!

  2. RafaPolit 15 February, 2017 at 17:44 #

    Congratulations Friedhelm on being confirmed as Executive Director. These are great news for all the HURIDOCS ecosystem.

    Looking forward to being part of these new times where all you have already contributed to the projects can take new weight as ED. You are an exceptional person to work with. I couldn’t be happier with this decision.

  3. Manush Guilhem 15 February, 2017 at 17:55 #

    Great news for HURIDOCS, once again congratulations Friedhelm!

  4. Dani 15 February, 2017 at 18:20 #

    Congratulations Friedhelm! We are proud of having you as ED. I can’t wait keep working with you on this new stage of HURIDOCS.

  5. Heather 15 February, 2017 at 19:01 #

    Congratulations to Friedhelm and the whole Huridocs team.

  6. Nilantha 7 March, 2017 at 08:26 #

    Congrats! Friedhelm is not only a colleague but also a good hearted friend who will help you when you need him. Good choice. Look forward to have energetic, creative and success time on your mission. Yours – Nilantha

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