Eszter Filippinyi is the program officer for Right to Information Fund (Rights Initiatives) at the Open Society Foundations, based in Budapest. She works on a global grantmaking and advocacy program focused on advancing the right to information, including implementation efforts of existing laws and adoption of new laws worldwide.
Filippinyi has been with the Foundations since 1998. Before joining the Right to Information Fund, she was program officer for the Freedom of Information and Expression Program at the Open Society Justice Initiative, with responsibility for developing and implementing Freedom of Information adoption and implementation projects worldwide (including monitoring, trainings, technical assistance, and legal clinics).
Filippinyi graduated from the University ELTE (Faculty of Arts / Spanish and French literature and linguistics) in 1996 and from the Budapest Business School in the same year.