Monthly Archives: June 2018

OONI Community Interviews: Julie Owono

If you’ve met Julie Owono, you’ll probably agree that her passion and determination for defending digital rights is one of the things that stands out about her.

In her capacity as the Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières (Internet Without Borders), Julie has spearheaded advocacy efforts in defense of online freedoms in many West African countries. Notably, Julie led campaigns against internet shutdowns in Cameroon, as well as in Togo and Chad. Over the last two years, Julie has championed OONI community engagement in West Africa and used OONI data as part of campaigns.

Today we publish an interview with Julie Owono so that you can learn more about her work.

View her interview here.

Publication date: 23rd May 2018

Publisher: Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

OONI at RightsCon 2018

We are excited to participate at RightsCon next week: the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age. Annually hosted by Access Now, this three-day conference will take place in Toronto between 16th-18th May 2018.

Over the last years, RightsCon has provided us the opportunity to participate in critical discussions in the digital rights field, meet many fascinating people and organizations, and to form new coalitions. We therefore look forward to participating at RightsCon and are eager to meet many new faces!

Read this post to learn more.

Publication date: 11th May 2018

Publisher: Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

OONI Community Interviews: Moses Karanja

We first met Moses Karanja several years ago at the Citizen Lab Summer Institute. He’s a Kenyan information controls researcher, having previously worked with Strathmore University Law School research centre, CIPIT. Currently, he’s a PhD student at the University of Toronto.

Over the last years, Moses has championed OONI community engagement across Africa. Thanks to his tireless efforts, communities in many African countries are now running OONI Probe and using OONI data to examine internet censorship and other forms of network interference. We have worked with Moses on a number of research reports and are grateful for his commitment to defending a free and open internet.

Today we publish an interview with Moses so that you can have a chance to meet him too and learn more about his work.

View his interview here.

Publication date: 9th May 2018

Publisher: Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)