Independent awesome person

Joana Varon Ferraz is a consultant and independent researcher on Internet Governance and Digital Rights.

Previously, Joana was a researcher and project coordinator at the Centre for Technology and Society from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro. While there, she worked on applied research on information and communication technology for development. Joana is a lawyer and holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in law and development. She is concerned about how the lack of true Internet freedom impacts human rights, innovation and, ultimately, development. As these are political questions, Joana has recently been searching for news tools to engage users on Internet policies, mixing both film activism and new technologies.