Research Director, Technology and Democracy
Adrian Shahbaz is the Research Director for Technology and Democracy.
Shahbaz leads the organization’s analysis on human rights in the digital age, including Freedom on the Net, Freedom House’s annual assessment of global internet freedom. A frequent commentator in the media, he has appeared on or been quoted by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Axios, Bloomberg, NPR, CNN, BBC, Washington Post, Financial Times, and others. Prior to joining Freedom House in 2013, Shahbaz was a researcher at the UN Department of Political Affairs, European Parliament, and OSCE. He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).