Grant Baker

Research Analyst for Technology and Democracy

Grant is a Research Analyst for technology and democracy. He covers Europe and Eurasia for Freedom on the Net. Prior to joining Freedom House, he worked as the Research Manager at SMEX, where he led the Beirut-based organization's research on digital rights, conducted grant writing on research and advocacy, and spearheaded CYRILLA, a six-organization global initiative cataloguing legislation and case law related to internet policy in the Global South. Grant also previously served as the Lebanon contributor for Freedom on the Net. He graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a degree in Asian Languages and Civilizations (focusing on the Middle East) and studied Arabic.

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