Human Rights and the Internet

Christian Bahls
In 2009 Christian Bahls founded the organization for abuse survivors against internet blocking , MOGiS e.V. He defends the interests and concerns of sexual child-abuse victims and the empowerment of civil and fundamental rights.

Tobias Baur
The corporate social responsibility expert Tobias Baur works as a freelance consultant for (social-) NGOs and corporations.

Wolfgang Benedek
The human rights expert Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Benedek is the head of the Institute of International Law and International Relations at the University of Graz. His main areas of research are the protection of human rights, asylum and refugee law and governance of the information society.

Jens Best
Jens Best works as senior strategy consultant, speaker and author in the area of digital change, social media and e-commerce.

Frank Beyersdorf
Frank Beyersdorf is currently completing his doctorate on "International Construction of World Information Orders 1919-1948" at the Historical Seminar of the University of Mannheim. His research focus is the attempts of the international community to regulate cross-border information flows.

Elias Bierdel
Elias Bierdel works at the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) and is an expert on border management, among other topics.

Matthias Bärwolff
Dr. Matthias Bärwolff is a co-founder of the Open Source Yearbook series. He currently is an honorary member of the IEEE Computer Society History Committee and works as an independent consultant and author.

Jeannine Drohla
Dr. Jeannine Drohla is responsible for security policy and cooperation with the European fundamental rights agency at the German Institute for Human Rights. She is currently addressing the different data protection standards in national, European and international level.

Frederik Fischer
The freelance journalist Frederik Fischer focuses on Internet culture and network policy. He is co-founder of the international journalist network MundusMedia.

Isabel Gahren
The freelance journalist Isabel Gahren is the project coordinator for the 5th initiative of the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory.

Anna Groß
Anna Groß has been working for the last 10 years in the field of political education and youth culture, specifically in empowering the socially disadvantaged. She is also the project offices of the "no-nazi.net - for social networks without Nazis" project.

Helga Hansen
The freelance science journalist Helga Hansen writes for the feminist weblog "Mädchenmannschaft". She focuses on the opportunities and problems that the internet creates for women fighting for their rights.

Wolfgang Heuer
The political scientist Wolfgang Heuer works as adjunct professor at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. His main areas of research are political theory, policy and responsibility, and the development of civic courage.

Florian Hoffmann
Prof. Florian Hoffmann is the Franz Haniel Chair of Public Policy and a Deputy Director of the Willy Brandt School. Prior to joining the School in 2010, Prof. Hoffmann taught at the London School of Economics and Political Sciene (LSE) and the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He was a co-founder of the European Society of International Law and is a member of the editorial team of the German Law Journal. He has, amongst others, been a consultant with the World Bank and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Matthias Kettemann
Matthias Kettemann works as assistant for the Institute of International Law and International Relations at the University of Graz. His main research areas are internet governance and the protection of human rights on the Internet.

Anja Kettgen
For her doctoral thesis Anja Kettgen is researching data protection law with a particular emphasis on social networks and constitutional law.

Wolfgang Kleinwächter
Wolfgang Kleinwächter is a Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Sciences of the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He was the President of the Law Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and serves in the IAMCR International Council. He is the member of a number of Advisory Boards and Programme Committees, including "Gazette" and "INET 2002". He is also a Corresponding Member of the German UNESCO-Commission.

Joachim Knodt
Joachim Knodt is an Associate of the "Stiftung Neue Verantwortung" and students' mentor. He also regularly participates in the observation of elections abroad.

Ullrich Kohn
Ulrich Kohn is an expert for communication technology and is also concerned with the social effects of web-based services.

Wolf Ludwig
The freelance media journalist and consultant Wolf Ludwig works amongst others as program coordinator for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance.

Falk Lüke
Falk Lüke studied political science and is currently a journalist. He used to work at the German Consumer Association as advisor for consumer rights in the digital world.

Juliet Mayer-Lodge
Prof. Dr. Dr. Juliet Mayer Lodge is co-director of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence of the University of Leeds and research associate of the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security at the University of Newcastle.

Annette Mühlberg
Annette Mühlberg manages ver.di's national department for e-government, new media, and administrative modernization.

Mayte Peters
Dr. Mayte Peters researches democratic legitimacy and the political public sphere for the department of law at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Simone Rafael
Simone Rafael actively promotes human rights and combats right-wing extremism, racism and anti-Semitism with the journalistic online platform "Netz-gegen-Nazis.de" and the youth project "no-nazi.net".

Anne Roth
The Blogger, Internet- and media activist Anne Roth is a founding member of Indimedia, Germany's first iteractive online news platform.

Philipp Ruch
Philipp Ruch is the founder of the Center for Political Beauty. For his memorial project "the pillar of shame" against the UN, 6,000 survivors of the Srebrenica genocide gave him their support.

Folke Scheffel
Folke Scheffel is currently completing his doctorate on digital civil rights. His research areas are net neutrality, data retention and Internet blocking.

Maria Schneider
Maria Schneider works at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom as an advisor for the Asian region and human rights. Her work focuses on the freedom of expression and information as well as on the enforcement of individual rights by using web-based services.

Andreas Schulz
Andreas D. Schulz studies administration science and is research assistant at the University of Kassel. His main areas of research include internet and social policies, data protection, governance and the causes and effects of digital inequalities.

Pascal Schumacher
Pascal Schumacher is project coordinator at the faculty of Information-, Telecommunication- and Media Law at the University of Münster. Currently, he is researching the construction of a web-specific protection for fundamental rights.

Benjamin Titze
The physicist Benjamin Titze is Board of Directors' deputy spokesperson of Amnesty International Germany.

Stephan Urbach
Stephan Urbach is member of the board of directors for 12 Miles Ahead, an organization that works for the freedom of internet and supports the democratic movements of the Arab spring.

Ben Wagner
Ben Wagner works at the European University Institute and coordinates the Dynamic Coalition on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media on the Internet at the IGF.

Rolf H. Weber
Dr. Rolf H. Weber is ordinary Professor for Civil, Commercial and European Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, a visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong and member of GigaNet, EuroDIG and GAID.

Karsten Weber
Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Karsten Weber is deputy professor of general technical sciences at Brandenburg University of Technology and professor of philosopy at the Opole University.

Ole Wintermann
Ole Wintermann is creating and managing the platform futurechallenges.org for the Bertelsmann Foundation.

fukami works as an IT security consultant in Cologne and supports several projects that concern the freedom of the Internet.

Julius van de Laar
Julius van de Laar works as a campaign consultant for avaaz.org.