Maria Karienova


In the past seven years, Maria has actively engaged in development work, specialising in civil society and community engagement, public outreach, and inclusivity strategies. She has led EngageMedia’s digital rights initiatives in Indonesia, covering issues such as hate speech, freedom of religious beliefs, and emerging technologies. Her most recent work is driving civil society participation in Artificial Intelligence Governance in Indonesia.

Maria holds a postgraduate degree in Development Studies from SOAS University of London. Aside from international development, Maria is also concerned about the discourse on decolonisation and the politics of feminism in the rest of the world.

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