Iva Dobichina

Iva Dobichina

Iva Dobichina is associate director for participation with the Open Society Human Rights Initiative.

Previously, she worked for Freedom House, an independent, U.S.-based watchdog organization, where she served as director of programs for Central Asia, responsible for implementing human rights programs focused on legislative reforms, freedom of speech and media, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, and the right to fair trial. She also served as executive director of the Institute “Reason,” director of programs at the Bulgarian School of Politics, and director of programs at the Political Academy for Central and South-Eastern Europe in Sofia.