Mr. John Reiner Antiquerra, Senior Program Officer for Outreach and Communication

John Reiner M. Antiquerra is a former multimedia journalist from the Philippines. He has worked with various television networks and independent media organizations where he covered labor rights, gender rights, digital rights, among others. He has also been involved in advocacy work related to press freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of information. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of the Philippines. At ANFREL, he has served in various capacities as election observer and electoral analyst. He is ANFREL's media program coordinator leading its media fellowship program which uplifts the role of the press in empowering the electorate through the crucial reporting of underrepresented voices and underreported issues during elections.

Mr. Tharindu Damith Abeyrathna, Senior Program Officer for Campaign and Advocacy

Tharindu Damith Abeyrathna holds the position of Senior Program Officer for Campaign and Advocacy at the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL). With a substantial background as an election expert, Tharindu has actively participated in electoral processes across several Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Timor Leste. Tharindu's contributions extend to various publications on pertinent topics, encompassing international and domestic election observation, the pivotal role of media in elections, and the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on electoral processes.

Moreover, Tharindu served as the resident officer in Myanmar on behalf of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL). In this capacity, he played a significant role in advancing the cause of free and fair elections, while also enhancing the capacity of civil society, media, and election management bodies in the country.

Tharindu holds a bachelor'ss degree in International Relations from the University of Colombo and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratization, underscoring a commitment to advancing democratic values and electoral integrity in the Asian region.

Ms. Sirirak Preedametawong, Finance Officer

Sirirak Preedametawong has been working with ANFREL since 2005. She is working as Financial office who work on the Organization's finances.She has worked on finances Elections in Afghanistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar and will work with the external Accountants and Auditors as required.

Ms. Suneerat Sangthong, Administrative Officer

Ms. Suneerat Sangthong has worked with private corporations prior to joining a women’s rightz organization called Committee for Asian Women (CAW), which she worked with for 8 years as bookkeeper. Her involvement with democracy work started with her stint as the Finance and Administrative officer of Heroes of Democracy Foundation, an organization which supported democracy fighters in Thailand. Currently, she serves as the Asian Network for Free Elections’ Administrative Officer.


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