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Cameran Ashraf

AccessNow, Hungary

Cameran Ashraf is an assistant professor at the School of Public Policy, Central European University, a human rights defender, and co-founder of AccessNow, one of the largest international human rights organizations dedicated to defending human rights in the digital age and finalist for the 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Union’s highest human rights honor. His international human rights and technology work included defending critical websites from state-sponsored attacks, providing personal communications security for vulnerable activists and journalists, distributing anti-censorship tools used by thousands of people daily, and facilitating more than 3 million video downloads from inside authoritarian regimes. His research interests include human rights and the Internet, cyberconflict, and the psychosocial impacts of technology.