James joined OTF as a Program Manager in 2022. Prior to joining OTF, James was Director of Research and Learning at Small Media, where he oversaw the design and implementation of research and advocacy projects confronting digital rights challenges globally.

In his previous role, James collaborated closely with marginalized, at-risk communities and human rights defenders across the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa to map their digital security and media development needs. He also supported global internet freedom advocates to advance digital rights at the UN, and worked with activists and technologists to develop resources to help them campaign against, mitigate, and document internet shutdowns.