Nighat Dad is the Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan.

She is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist. Nighat Dad is one of the pioneers who have been campaigning around access to open internet in Pakistan and globally. She has been actively campaigning and engaging at a policy level on issues focusing on Internet Freedom, Women and technology, Digital Security and Women’s empowerment. For her fellowship, Nighat conducted digital safety trainings to educate human rights activists and journalists around the country on how to secure their online presence, safe storage of information, communications security and tactics for prevention of cyber-harassment and to avoid digital surveillance.