The Digital Freedom Fund is thrilled to be associated with some of the world’s leading promoters of human rights. The Friends support DFF’s mission to advance digital rights in Europe.
E. Tendayi Achiume, UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
E. Tendayi Achiume is the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, and is the first woman to serve in this role since its creation in 1994. In her role as Special Rapporteur she has published a number of reports on racial justice and equality implications of digital technologies, and the resulting international human rights obligations.
David Kaye, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
David Kaye is a clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine. While he was UN Special Rapporteur he addressed, among other topics, encryption and anonymity, the protection of whistleblowers and journalistic sources, and the roles and responsibilities of private Internet companies. David Kaye tweets @davidakaye
Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Dunja Mijatović is the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights and the former OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. Dunja is an expert on human rights, new media including digitalization and the Internet. Dunja Mijatović tweets @Dunja_Mijatovic
Samira Rafaela, Member of the European Parliament
Samira Rafaela has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. In the European Parliament, Samira is a Member of the Committee on International Trade where she is the Vice-Coordinator for Renew Europe. She is also a Member in the Committee on Women’s rights and Gender Equality where she is Coordinator for Renew Europe. Samira is also a substitute member in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs as well as in the Committee on Human Rights. Samira Rafaela tweets @samiraraf
Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at Stanford Cyber Policy Center
Marietje Schaake is international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. She is the President of the Cyber Peace Institute. Between 2009 and 2019, Marietje served as a Member of European Parliament. Marietje Schaake tweets @MarietjeSchaake