The African Digital Rights Network membership is     drawn from:  

 

  • activist organisations
  • digital rights networks
  • academic researchers
  • individual members

 

List of members

Juliet Nanfuka is a digital rights researcher based at CIPESA and is the author of the Uganda Digital Rights Landscape Report

Koketso Moeti is the founding Executive Director of Amandla.mobi an independent, community advocacy organisation that seeks to build a more just and people-powered Mzansi. 

Thobekile Matimbe is the Community Manager at Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise advocating for digital rights and digital inclusion for underserved youth in Africa.

Felicia Anthonio is a Ghanaian digital rights activist who works for Access Now where she leads the #KeepItOn campaign against internet shutdowns. 

Koliwe Majama is the African Declaration of Internet Rights coordinator and organiser of the African School of Internet Governance at the Association of Progressive Communications (APC). 

Berhan Taye is a researcher who investigates the relationship between technology, society, and social justice.

Natasha Msonza is a Zimbabwean digital security trainer at the Digital Society of Africa and is the co-author of the Zimbabwe Digital Rights Landscape Report.

Atnaf Brhane was jailed for 540 days as one of Ethiopia’s Zone9 Bloggers, now leads CARD Ethiopia, and is co-author of the Ethiopia Digital Rights Landscape Report.

Nanjala Nyabola is a distinguished Kenyan jornalist and political analyst, author of book Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics and of the Kenya Digital Rights Landscape Report.

Mohamed Farahat is a lawyer & legal researcher, Steering Committee member of the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition and author of the Egypt Digital Rights Landscape Report.

Ekai Nabenyo is the Digital Rights and Inclusion Programme Officer for East Africa at Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise advocating for digital rights and digital inclusion for underserved youth in Africa. 

Jan Moolman has led the APC Women's Rights Programme’s work on online gender-based violence since 2009 and is the author of Taking a byte of technology: women and ICTs

Kathleen Ndongmo is a communications analyst and advocate for digital rights, an Open Internet for Democracy Fellow and author of the Cameroon Digital Rights Landscape Report

Abrar Mohamed Ali is a consultant Reporting Officer at IOM Sudan and author of the Sudan Digital Rights Landscape Report and Opening Civic Space Online: Digital Rights in Africa

 

Ayobami Ojebode is Professor of Applied Communications at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has edited three books and authored the Nigeria Digital Rights Landscape Report.

Turgay Celik is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa where his research focuses on data science, remote sensing, machine intelligence and robotics. 

Sam Phiri is a Media and Communications Studies faculty member at the University of Zambia where his research focuses on Political Communication and he is author of the Zambia Digital Rights Landscape Report. 

Tanja Bosch is Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Cape Town and author of Social Media and Everyday Life in South Africa and the South Africa Digital Rights Landscape Report.

Iginio Gagliardone is Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, author of The Politics of Technology in Africa, China, Africa, and the Future of the Internet and co-author of the Ethiopia Digital Rights Landscape Report

George Karekwaivanane is a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh Centre for African Studies and is the author of Facebook, ‘unruly publics’, and Zimbabwean politics and the Zimbabwe Digital Rights Landscape Report

Anand Sheombar is a lecturer at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, author of Social Media in the Context of Development and curator of the Facebook group Social Media & Digital Technology in for Development

Marjoke Oosterom is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and has published widely on issues including closing civic space and gender and citizenship

Kevin Hernandez is a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) whose published research includes Leaving No One Behind in a Digital World and Ten Frontier Technologies for International Development

Becky Faith leads the Digital and Technology research team at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and has published on Digital Harassment of Women Leaders and Civil Society and Civic Engagement

Tony Roberts is an IDS Fellow, editor of Digital Rights in Closing Civic Space: Lessons from Ten African Countries co-author of Opening Civic Space Online: Digital Rights in Africa and the South Africa Digital Rights Landscape Report

 

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