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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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Advisory Council

Abir Ghattas

Abir works with Human Rights Watch as an Information Security Technologist.
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Team

Adam Lynn

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

Arthur Gwagwa

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Fellow

Atnafu Brhane

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Fellow

Babatunde Okunoye

As an Information Controls Fellow, Babatunde will work with the Tor Project to investigate the use of information controls circumvention tools in four African countries: Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
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Fellow

Bekah Overdorf

As an Information Controls Fellow, Bekah is working with online social networking data in Central Asia to identify fake accounts and monitor and assess their activities as well as their effect on the overall network.
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

Cheekay Cinco

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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 created OTF in 2012 and was the organization's inaugural director until 2019. As Co-founder Emeritus, he serves as a strategic advisor to the OTF team and board.
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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 the OTF team in December 2014.