Dr. Anja Kovacs

Director of Internet Democracy Project

Dr. Anja Kovacs

Bio

Dr. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi, India, which works for an Internet that supports free speech, democracy and social justice in India and beyond. Anja’s research and advocacy focus especially on questions regarding freedom of expression, cybersecurity and surveillance and the architecture of Internet governance. She has been a member of the of the Investment Committee of the Digital Defenders Partnership and of the Steering Committee of Best Bits, a global network of civil society members. She has also worked as an international consultant on Internet issues, including for the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, the United Nations Development Programme Asia Pacific and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Mr. Frank La Rue, as well as having been a Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India. She has lectured at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and has guest lectured at Ambedkar University, Delhi, and the University of Mumbai in India. She obtained her Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK.

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