About us

Adrian Shahbaz

Research Director, Technology and Democracy

Adrian Shahbaz is the Research Director for Technology and Democracy. In this capacity, he oversees the research output of Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's annual assessment of global internet freedom. He also serves as an analyst on the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining Freedom House in 2013, he was a researcher at the United Nations, the European Parliament, and the OSCE. He has been cited by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR's All Things Considered, BBC, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, and others. He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

Outside publications: 

Three years after Arab Spring officials thwart digital dissent | Index on Censorship 

Articles & Reports by Adrian Shahbaz