Media Rights Agenda (MRA) is among eight organizations from around the world elected last month to the Steering Committee of the Web We Want (WWW), a global initiative to defend and change the future of the Web.
The Web We Want initiative was launched in 2013 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, as a campaign to ask everyone, everywhere to play a part in defining the Web’s future, and help to build and defend it.
The global initiative is coordinated by the World Wide Web Foundation, which was founded by Sir Berners-Lee.
MRA’s Executive Director, Mr. Edetaen Ojo, was elected last month to represent Africa on the Steering Committee of the Campaign. Other members of the Steering Committee are:
- Ms Joana Varon, Researcher and Advocate on Internet Governance and Digital Rights at the Institute for Technology and Society (Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade – ITS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, representing Latin America.
- Mr. Parminder Jeet Singh, Executive Director of IT for Change in New Delhi, India, representing South Asia.
- Reem Al-Masri, Development and Research Officer at 7iber Dot Com in Amman, Jordan, representing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region;
- Ms Katarzyna Szymielewicz of the European Digital Rights (EDRi) in Warsaw, Poland, representing Europe
- Mr. Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in the United States, representing North America.
- Ms Ellery Roberts Biddle, Editor of Global Voices Advocacy in the United States; and Mr. Dave Steer, Director of Advocacy at the Mozilla Foundation in San Francisco in the United States, both sitting as international representatives.
The slot for the representative of South East Asia remains vacant and will be filled at a later date.