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avatar for Anwar Abas

Anwar Abas

SecDev Foundation
Senior Project Specialist
avatar for Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott

Independent Consultant
avatar for Badreddine Abdelkafi

Badreddine Abdelkafi

Tunisian Parliament
Vice President of Parliament for relations with civil society
avatar for Samiya Abdi

Samiya Abdi

Public Health
Senior Program Specialist
avatar for Gisela Pérez de Acha

Gisela Pérez de Acha

Derechos Digitales
Public Policy Officer for Latin America
avatar for Javier Acuña

Javier Acuña

PAKTA Foundation / Central University of Ecuador

Janet Adesina

Technical Product Owner

Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, PhD

Centre for International Governance Innovation
Post-doctoral Fellow

Varun Agarwal

Product Manager
avatar for Naman Aggarwal

Naman Aggarwal

Access Now
Asia Policy Associate
avatar for Alice Aguilar

Alice Aguilar

Progressive Technology Project
Executive Director, Progressive Technology Project. Co-organizer,...
avatar for Aria Ilyad Ahmad

Aria Ilyad Ahmad

York University
Global Health Research Fellow
avatar for Ali Ahmed

Ali Ahmed

Business Development Associate
avatar for Rutvi Ajmera

Rutvi Ajmera

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Student Fellow
avatar for Nima Akbarpour

Nima Akbarpour

Presenter, Producer
avatar for Maleeha Akhtar

Maleeha Akhtar

Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic
Articling Student
avatar for Nada al-Farhan

Nada al-Farhan

The SecDev Foundation
Field Team Manger, SalamaTech
avatar for Abdulrahman al-Masri

Abdulrahman al-Masri

The SecDev Foundation
avatar for Christine Alai

Christine Alai

Physicians for Human Rights
Head of Office, Kenya
avatar for Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Executive Director
avatar for Kendra Albert

Kendra Albert

Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic
Clinical Instructor
avatar for Maryam Alkhawaja

Maryam Alkhawaja

Alkhawaja Consulting

Agustín Allende

Asociación Civil para la Construcción de un Gobierno Abierto
avatar for Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Managing Director
avatar for Michel Lambert - Alternatives

Michel Lambert - Alternatives

Executive Director
avatar for Sarah Altschuller

Sarah Altschuller

Foley Hoag LLP

Cesar Alvarez

Democracy Council; Movements.org
Program Director
avatar for Alex Amend

Alex Amend

Southern Poverty Law Center
Research Director

Sami Al Amil

The ISC Project
ICT Project Manager
avatar for Jungbae An

Jungbae An

Korea Internet Transparency Report
avatar for Kara Andrade

Kara Andrade

Innovation Specialist
avatar for Gilbert T. Andres

Gilbert T. Andres

Advocates for Freedom of Expression Coalition-Southeast Asia (AFEC-SEA) and Center for International Law (CenterLaw Phil
AFEC-SEA Chairperson and CenterLaw Deputy Executive Director
avatar for Ernesto Ángeles

Ernesto Ángeles

Artículo 12. Programa: SonTusDatos
Analista de políticas públicas
avatar for Kristin Antin

Kristin Antin

Director of Programmes
avatar for Mathias Antonsson

Mathias Antonsson

Civil Rights Defenders

Kristi Arbogast

Open Gov Hub
avatar for Dylan Ardan

Dylan Ardan

Mekong Train
Executive Coach
avatar for Mitra Ardron

Mitra Ardron

Internet Archive
Lead on Decentralized Web Project
avatar for Danielle Arets

Danielle Arets

design academy eindhoven
associate Reader
avatar for Dina Ariss

Dina Ariss

Data analyst and product manager
avatar for Daniel Arnaudo

Daniel Arnaudo

National Democratic Institute
Senior Program Manager

Jordyn Arndt

State Department
Foreign Affairs Officer

Patrick Arseneau

Senior Analyst
avatar for Jean-Yves Art

Jean-Yves Art

Sr Director, Strategic Partnerships
avatar for Amine Ben Asker

Amine Ben Asker

Cloud Architect
avatar for Evelyn Mary Aswad

Evelyn Mary Aswad

University of Oklahoma College of Law
Director, Int'l Business & Human Rights Center
avatar for Ioana Avadani

Ioana Avadani

Center for Independent Journalism
Executive Director
avatar for Renata Avila

Renata Avila

World Wide Web Foundation - Public Citizen Consultant
Senior Digital Rights Advisor

Noa Mendelsohn Aviv

Canadian Civil Liberties Assn (CCLA)
Equality Program Director
avatar for Bassem Awad

Bassem Awad

Centre for International Governance Innovation
Deputy Director for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

Kaveh Azarhoosh

Small Media
Senior Researcher
avatar for Sean B

Sean B

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
avatar for Donny B.U.

Donny B.U.

avatar for Anna Bacciarelli

Anna Bacciarelli

Amnesty International
Researcher & Adviser - AI & Big Data
avatar for Geoff Bacon

Geoff Bacon

UC Berkeley
PhD candidate
avatar for Farzaneh Badiei

Farzaneh Badiei

Internet Governance Project at Georgia Tech
Research Associate
avatar for Florin Badita

Florin Badita

Corruption Kills

Hosein Badran

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)
Director, Strategic Initiatives

Jayun Bae

University of Toronto
Undergrad Fellow @ Centre for Ethics (specializing in Neuroscience...
avatar for Matt Bailey

Matt Bailey

District Civic Labs
avatar for Althea Balmes

Althea Balmes

University of Toronto
Master of Information (UX)
avatar for Anna Veronica Banchik

Anna Veronica Banchik

University of Texas - Austin
PhD Candidate
avatar for Kevin Bankston

Kevin Bankston

New America's Open Technology Institute
avatar for Alejandro Mayoral Banos

Alejandro Mayoral Banos

Indigenous Friends Association
Executive Director
avatar for Donna Baranski-Walker

Donna Baranski-Walker

Rebuilding Alliance
Founder and Executive Director

Jessica Barrett

Communications Officer
avatar for liz barry

liz barry

Public Lab & g0v communities
avatar for Steven Barry

Steven Barry

Canadian Internet Registration Authority
Vice President, Information Technology
avatar for Sandra Bartlett

Sandra Bartlett

Room Sound Productions
avatar for Simone Basso

Simone Basso

New America Foundation
Senior Fellow in Information Controls
avatar for Abella Bateyunga

Abella Bateyunga

Tanzania Bora Initiative
avatar for Tom Baumann

Tom Baumann

Climate Chain Coalition
avatar for Christopher Bavitz

Christopher Bavitz

Harvard Law School
Clinical Professor of Law
avatar for Rosa van den Beemt

Rosa van den Beemt

NEI Investments
Senior ESG Analyst
avatar for Jeremy de Beer

Jeremy de Beer

University of Ottawa
Full Professor and Co-Director, Open AIR
avatar for Hamed Behravan

Hamed Behravan

avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

FGV Law School
Professor and Head of CyberBRICS.info
avatar for Dominic Bellone

Dominic Bellone

Counterpart International
Sr. Program Officer, internet governance & freedom
avatar for David Belson

David Belson

Oracle Dyn
Sr. Director, Internet Research & Analysis
avatar for Wafa Ben-Hassine

Wafa Ben-Hassine

Access Now
Global Policy Counsel
avatar for Susan Benesch

Susan Benesch

Dangerous Speech Project
Executive Director
avatar for Megan Beretta

Megan Beretta

Oxford Internet Institute
Master's Student
avatar for Miguel Bernal-C

Miguel Bernal-C

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Senior Policy Analyst

Alyssa Betz

Senior Director of Public Policy

Aliya Bhatia

Columbia SIPA
avatar for Ellery Biddle

Ellery Biddle

Global Voices
Advocacy Director
avatar for Oli Bird

Oli Bird

Head of International Internet Policy
avatar for Ana Bizberge

Ana Bizberge

Content Editor
avatar for Renee Black

Renee Black

Founder & Executive Director
avatar for Dan Blah

Dan Blah

Open Technology Fund
avatar for Steve Blythe

Steve Blythe

Automattic / WordPress.com
Legal Consigliere
avatar for Roeland Boes

Roeland Boes

Rnw media
Institutional Business Development
avatar for Miranda Bogen

Miranda Bogen

Policy Analyst
avatar for Keitha Booth

Keitha Booth

OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism
IRM Researcher for New Zealand
avatar for Stephanie Willman Bordat

Stephanie Willman Bordat

MRA Mobilising for Rights Associates
Founding Partner
avatar for Sunita Bose

Sunita Bose

Head of Policy & Global Brand

Gaga Boskovic

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Public Policy Associate
avatar for Carolina Botero

Carolina Botero

Karisma Foundation
avatar for Nikki Bourassa

Nikki Bourassa

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Project Coordinator
avatar for Samantha Bradshaw

Samantha Bradshaw

Oxford Internet Institute
avatar for Betsy Bramon

Betsy Bramon

Kronia Collaborative
avatar for João Brant

João Brant

Research Associate
avatar for Laureen van Breen

Laureen van Breen

Program Manager
avatar for Andrew Bridges

Andrew Bridges

Fenwick & West LLP
avatar for Marena Brinkhurst

Marena Brinkhurst

Community Program Manager
avatar for Scout Brody

Scout Brody

Simply Secure
Executive Director
avatar for Anne-Marie Brook

Anne-Marie Brook

Human Rights Measurement Initiative
avatar for Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown

Pursuance Project
avatar for Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown

Association for Progressive Communications
avatar for Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

Fourth Estate
avatar for Willow Brugh

Willow Brugh

Project Manager
avatar for Mark Buell

Mark Buell

Internet Society
Regional Vice President
avatar for Georgia Bullen

Georgia Bullen

New America's Open Technology Institute
Director of Technology Projects

Teresa Burlison

Dropbox, Inc.
Head of Litigation & Employment Law
avatar for Sam Burton

Sam Burton

Mozilla Foundation
Director, Insights
avatar for Scott Busby

Scott Busby

U.S. Department of State
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and...
avatar for Israel Butler

Israel Butler

Civil Liberties Union for Europe
Head of Advocacy
avatar for Rory Byrne

Rory Byrne

Security First
Co-Founder and CEO

Geneva Calder

Engineers Without Borders - Canada
Community Engagement Coordinator
avatar for Agnes Callamard

Agnes Callamard

Columbia University
Director, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression
avatar for Salvador Camacho

Salvador Camacho

Kalpa Protección Digital

Jasmine Cameron

Justice International
avatar for Agustina Del Campo

Agustina Del Campo

avatar for María Paz Canales

María Paz Canales

Derechos Digitales
Executive Director
avatar for Jenna Capeci

Jenna Capeci

Human Rights Funders Network
Deputy Director
avatar for Tom Cardoso

Tom Cardoso

The Globe and Mail
Data journalist
avatar for Fred Carter

Fred Carter

Privacy Commissioner / Ontario
Senior Policy & Technology Advisor
avatar for Mark Carvell

Mark Carvell

Departmebt for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, United Kingdom Government
Head on International Online Policy

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