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Freedom House Staff

  • Sanja Kelly, Senior Researcher and Managing Editor, Freedom House
  • Sarah Cook, Asia Analyst and Assistant Editor, Freedom House

Report Authors and Advisors

  • Australia: Alana Maurushat, Academic Director, Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Brazil: Carolina Rossini, attorney and coordinator for the Brazilian Open Educational Resources Project
  • Burma: Min Zin, Burmese journalist and graduate student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley
  • China (Advisor): Xiao Qiang, Director of China Internet Project and an adjunct professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
  • Cuba: Ernesto Hernández Busto, blogger and journalist based in Spain
  • Estonia: Linnar Viik, information society expert and Rector, Estonian IT College
  • Georgia: Giorgi (Giga) Paitchadze, founder of Georgian New Media Institute
  • Germany: Heike Jensen, independent researcher affiliated with the Department of Gender Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin.
  • India: Ketan Tanna, Feature and Web Editor, The Free Press Journal, Mumbai
  • Iran: Mahmood Enayat, Director, Iran Media Program, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • Italy: Giampiero Giacomello, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Bologna
  • Jordan: Sa’eda Kilani, Founder and General Director, Arab Archives Institute, Amman
  • Kazakhstan: Yelena Jetpyspayeva, consultant and Managing Editor,
  • Kenya: Ory Okolloh, lawyer, blogger, and co-founder of Ushahidi
  • Mexico: Alejandra Ezeta, Executive Director, Ciudadanos en Medios: Democracia e Información
  • Nigeria: ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
  • Russia: Alexey Sidorenko, Managing Editor, RuNet Project at Global Voices Online
  • South Africa: Jane Duncan, Highway Africa Chair of Media and Information Society, School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University
  • Southeast Asia (Advisor): Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor in Political Science, Singapore Management University
  • South Korea: Yenn Lee, Ph.D. Politics Department, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Thailand: Supinya Klangnarong, Vice-Chair, Campaign for Popular Media Reform and Board Member of Thai Netizen Network
  • Turkey: Yaman Akdeniz, Associate Professor of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University and founder of
  • United Kingdom: David Banisar, Senior Legal Counsel for Article 19, London
  • United States: Lauren Gelman, lecturer at Stanford Law School and founder of the consulting firm BlurryEdge Strategies in San Francisco

The analysts for the reports on Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zimbabwe are independent internet researchers who have requested to remain anonymous.