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Julie Owono is a Lawyer and the executive director of Paris-based digital rights organization Internet Sans Frontières.

At the intersection of Technology, Human Rights and business, her work focuses on building bridges and creating channels of collaboration between various actors of the digital space to foster the development of an Internet that benefits everyone, all over the world. Julie Owono often speaks publicly on issues related to the impact of connectivity on societies, focusing on West and Central Africa. Her writing has appeared in Quartz, Al Jazeera, etc, and she is a regular commentator on international news channels. During her fellowship at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Julie will focus on developing a solution that allows content platforms to moderate hate and violence on their spaces, in a manner that is respectful of freedom of expression, especially in environments with strong political or ethnic antagonisms.


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BBC World Service

Ethiopia’s new law banning online hate speech

Julie Owono explains the concern over the law

Feb 25, 2020
L'Express

Is it possible to tax access to social networks?

Julie Owono was recently quoted in leading French Magazine L'Express about a social media tax, proposed by a French MP, to fight against hate speech online

Feb 12, 2020
Politico

Welcome to the age of uncertainty

If everything can be faked, how can we know anything is real?

Dec 17, 2019
RTS francophone

Julie Owono on the global trend of Internet shutdowns

Owono discusses how Internet shutdowns have evolved in recent years

Nov 23, 2019