John Gbadamosi is a Programme Officer primarily attached to the Digital Rights Department of Media Rights Agenda. However, his work cuts across freedom of expression, access to information, media freedom, and grassroots advocacy, in addition to digital rights and Internet freedom issues. Over the years, he has engaged with a wide range of actors and communities on issues in these areas.
A graduate of Banking and Finance from Lagos State University, John has undertaken several training programmes in the human rights and digital rights field locally, regionally and internationally.
He is a fellow of Article 19’s Internet of Rights (IoR) Fellowship Programme and in that capacity, he examined regulatory guidelines for deployment of broadband services in Nigeria. In the scope of his project, he mapped the guidelines, looked at license procedures, and drew out the human rights issues.
He has studied specific standardization projects in Japan, focusing on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802 Standards, LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) and the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
At MRA, he monitors attacks on journalists and media workers both in the online and offline environments and is in charge of producing Media Rights Monitor (MRM), MRA’s monthly newsletter, that focuses, among other issues, on freedom of expression, media development and freedom, freedom of information, digital rights and Internet freedom.