Melanio Escobar


Melanio Escobar is a Venezuelan activist, journalist, author, college professor and technologist working to protect free expression online in Latin America. 

He is the founder of the NGO RedesAyuda and CLEX, and he is the director of Humano Derecho Radio Station. Melanio had the opportunity to visit many countries studying cases of harassment, censorship, misinformation, and tech gaps directly affecting journalists, activists, and civil society. 

He has given conferences, workshops, and private consulting work around the world. At the same time, he has specialized his work on human rights violations.

He is the author of “La Sonrisa De Victoria”, member of The Hub for the Study of Hybrid Communication in Peacebuilding (UK), AccessNow 2020 program committee, and father of two.