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Freedom House Research Team

  • Sanja Kelly, Project Director, Freedom House
  • Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst, Freedom House
  • Mai Truong, Staff Editor, Freedom House

Report Authors and Advisors

  • Argentina: Eduardo Bertoni, Director, Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE), Palermo University School of Law, Argentina; Atilio Grimani, Research Assistant at CELE
  • Australia: Alana Maurushat, Director, Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Azerbaijan: Khadija Ismayilova, journalist; Vafa Fati-Zada, independent researcher
  • Brazil: Omar Kaminski, President, Brazilian Institute of IT Law; Ivar A. M. Hartmann, Researcher, FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro
  • Burma: Min Zin, Burmese journalist and columnist for Foreign Policy’s Transitions blog
  • 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
  • Georgia: Giorgi (Giga) Paitchadze, blogger, Tbilisi
  • Germany: Jeanette Hofmann, Director, and Christian Katzenbach, Project Manager for Research, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin
  • Hungary: Sandor Orban, Program Director, South East European Network for Professionalization of Media; Borbála Tóth, independent researcher
  • India: Ketan Tanna, Feature and Web Editor, The Free Press Journal, Mumbai
  • Indonesia: Enda Nasution, blogger and founder of Salingsilang online portal, Jakarta
  • 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: Yahia Shukkier, journalist at al-Arab al-Yawm and lecturer, Media Faculty, Middle East University, Amman
  • Kazakhstan: Adil Nurmakov, Associate Professor, International IT University, Almaty
  • Kenya: Grace Githaiga, Associate, Kenya ICT Action Network, Nairobi
  • Kyrgyzstan: Tattu Mambetalieva, Director, Civil Initiative on Internet Policy (CIIP), Bishkek; Artem Goryainov, IT Programs Director, CIIP
  • Mexico: Alejandra Ezeta, Director, Ciudadanos en Medios: Democracia e Información
  • Nigeria: ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
  • Pakistan: Bytes for All, Islamabad
  • Philippines: Jacques D.M. Gimeno, Program Director, Philippines Center for Islam and Democracy; Sheen Gimeno, independent researcher
  • South Africa: Alex Comninos, independent researcher from South Africa and doctoral student, Department of Geography, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen
  • Southeast Asia (Advisor): Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor in Political Science, Singapore Management University
  • South Korea: Yenn Lee, Visiting Scholar, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Sri Lanka: Nigel Nugawela, researcher, Center for Policy Alternatives, Colombo (at time of writing)
  • Syria: Mohammad al-Abdallah, Syrian human rights activist and independent researcher
  • Thailand: Arthit Suriyawongkul and Thaweeporn Kummetha, Thai Netizen Network
  • Turkey: Yaman Akdeniz, Professor of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University and founder of
  • Uganda: Peter Mwesige, Executive Director, African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME); Grace Natabaalo, Program Associate, ACME; and Ashnah M. Kalemera, Program Officer, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa
  • Ukraine: Tatyana Lokot, doctoral student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland; head of new media programs in Kyive-Mohyla Journalism School (at time of writing)
  • United Kingdom: David Banisar, independent researcher, London
  • United States: Center for Democracy and Technology, Washington DC
  • Uzbekistan: Zhanna Hördegen, lawyer and Research Fellow, University Priority Research Program on Asia and Europe, University of Zurich

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