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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 Associate Director
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Advisory Council

Alix Dunn

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

Amira El-Sayed

Amira works at Luminate, sourcing the organisation's Civic Empowerment grants and investments.
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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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Advisory Council

Berhan Taye

Berhan is a researcher who investigates the relationship between technology, society, and social justice.
Bernard Tyers
Advisory Council

Bernard Tyers

Bernard is a user centred designer focusing on user research, and interaction design.
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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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Advisory Council
Former Staff

Dan Blah

Dan co-founded OTF in 2012 and was the organization's inaugural director until 2019.
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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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Advisory Council

Ellery Roberts Biddle

Emily Ratliff
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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Advisory Council

Gustaf Björksten

Gustaf has been gaining professional experience as a technologist and information security specialist since 1994, most recently in the area of surveillance technology.

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