Name : Merit Ulvik

Professional Title : Associate Legal Officer

Affiliation : Open Society Justice Initiative

Country : Hungary

Title of Presentation : Freedom of Information: An Essential Foundation for the Protection of Other Fundamental Rights

Short Bio : Merit Ulvik is the Associate Legal Officer on freedom of information and expression at the Open Society Justice Initiative focusing on Freedom of Information Clinics. Previously, she worked as project assistant for the Council on Europe, where she assisted in the execution of human rights programs for the young; participated in the development team on a human rights education manual for children and helped in the editing and the compilation of a training manual on gender-based violence.