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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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Aaron Gibson

As an Emerging Technology Fellow and developer at the Tor Project, Aaron worked on renovating the Bandwidth Authority mechanism to decrease the amount of time spent scanning the Tor Network and to ensure that accurate measurements a...
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Abbas Razaghpanah

As a Seasonal Information Controls Fellow, Abbas Razaghpanah collaborated with the Citizen Lab to continue development of ICLab, a collaborative effort between Stony Brook University, Citizen Lab, and Princeton University.
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Adnan Bashir

As a senior Information Controls Fellow, Adnan is working with Calipr research group at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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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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Anthony Briand

Anthony Briand is a Rapid Response Senior Fellow working at Virtual Road to provide rapid response services to independent media and grassroots organizations that work in the fields of democracy, human rights and freedom of expression.
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Antonio Espinoza

As a Senior OTF Information Controls Fellow, Antonio worked with the University of New Mexico to perform the first analysis of the encryption utilized by LINE, a popular messaging app in Asia.
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Arthur Gwagwa

As a senior fellow, Arthur documented internet-based information control systems, policies and practices in Southern and East Africa, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, and Ethiopia, their implications for free flow of informati...
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Arzu Geybullayeva

Arzu worked with the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University to advance understanding of information controls in Azerbaijan.
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Atnafu Brhane

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Azeenarh Mohammed

Azeenarh is a lawyer and grassroot activist who works as a holistic security trainer with at-risk communities in sub-saharan Africa.
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Bendert Zevenbergen

As a Senior Information Controls Fellow, Ben Zevenbergen was hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute to cultivate greater discussion on the ethical, legal and policy issues of networked systems research.
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Ben Jones

As a Senior Information Controls Fellow, Ben Jones worked with Princeton on their Censored Planet project with the aim of identifying safe means of measuring Internet censorship at scale.
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Ben Mixon-Baca

As a seasonal OTF Information Controls Fellow, Ben focused his 3-month fellowship on determining how to better assist at-risk organizations in accurately detecting man-in-the-middle and man-on-the-side attacks.
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Bill Marczak

As a Senior Information Controls Fellow, Bill Marczak collaborated with the Citizen Lab to document the proliferation of commercial spyware and its use by states around the world.
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Claudio Agosti

Claudio worked with Coding Rights to advance understanding around how advertising networks are being exploited by malicious actors.
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Daniel Riofrio

As a senior OTF Information Controls Fellow, Daniel will work with the University of New Mexico to collaborate with Ecuadorian groups to study the characteristics of past DoS attacks and mitigate future attacks expected to be employ...
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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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Dhyta Caturani

Dhyta Caturani is a feminist activist working on issues related to human rights, social justice, civil liberties, sexuality, women’s rights, and violence against women.
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Diego Bravo

As a seasonal Information Controls fellow, Diego worked with Citizen Lab over the summer to contribute to their security analysis of popular browsers.
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Emerging Technology Fellow

The Emerging Technology Fellow studied Internet censorship in China looking specifically at the technical capacity, limitations and policies of the Great Firewall of China and domain fronting accessibility challenges.