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People behind OTF

Meet the the people behind OTF. Our Team, Advisory Council, and Fellows are a large community of people who speak dozens of languages, are from all over the world, know a lot about Internet Freedom, support hundreds of projects, and know how to make yours succeed.

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Team

Adam Lynn

Adam joined RFA in April 2012 as OTF’s inaugural program manager.
Fellow

Alexei Abrahams

As a senior information controls fellow, Alexei will work at Citizen Lab to investigate information manipulation on social media in the Arabian Gulf.
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Advisory Council

Alix Dunn

Alix is a specialist in organisational development and strategy, and technology for social change.
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Advisory Council

Anthony D. Joseph

Anthony D. Joseph is Director of Intel Research Berkeley, and a Chancellor’s Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley.
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Fellow

Atnafu Brhane

Atnafu Brhane is a co-founder of Zone9, a collective of human rights defenders and bloggers, and one of the members of the most prosecuted human rights organization in Ethiopia, Human Rights Council (HRCo).
Team

Bernadette Burns

Bernadette Mooney Burns has been RFA’s General Counsel since 2006 and was elected Secretary in 2008.
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Advisory Council

Bernard Tyers

Bernard is an independent interaction designer/user researcher.
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Advisory Council

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist.
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Advisory Council

Bryan Nunez

Bryan Nunez is a program officer with the Open Society Human Rights Initiative.
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Advisory Council

Carrie Winfrey

Carrie is a Design Strategist and User Experience Designer whose work generates excitement.
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Advisory Council

Chad Hurley

Chad joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Office of Internet Freedom in 2018.
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Advisory Council

Cory Doctorow

Cory Efram Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the weblog Boing Boing.
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Team

Dan Blah

Dan joined RFA in January 2012 as OTF’s inaugural director and co-founder.
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Advisory Council

Daniel Kahn Gillmor

Daniel Kahn Gillmor is a Senior Staff Technologist for ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, focused on the way our technical infrastructure shapes society and impacts civil liberties.
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Team

Dan McDevitt

Dan joined RFA in December 2014.
Fellow

David Choi

As a Digital Integrity Fellow, Choi will assess and identify threats in journalism community in South Korea operating in high threat environments, as well as providing digital security assistances, consultations, trainings to let th...
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Advisory Council

Emily Ratliff

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Advisory Council

Frerieke van Bree

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Advisory Council

Gunnar Hellekson

Gunnar Hellekson is the Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group, where he works with systems integrators and government agencies to encourage the use of open source software in government.
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Fellow

Iryna Chulivska

Iryna Chulivska is the co-founder and Head of the NGO Digital Security Lab Ukraine.