Forum on Information & DemocracyThe Forum is an international entity founded by 11 independent organizations from different backgrounds and regions.
The Forum takes its mandate from the principles outlined in both the International Declaration and Partnership on Information & Democracy:
the means, norms and architectures of the global information and communication space;
corporate entities’ behaviour as regards adherence to the principles of the Declaration and Partnership;
recommendations to the different stakeholders that shape this space on how the norms should evolve;
the emergence of regulatory and self-regulatory responses by and for the different stakeholders;
the social function of journalism through innovative responses and recommendations;
The Board of directors determines the strategy of the Forum to pursue its mandate. It establishes the objectives, deliverables, resources and governance of the Working groups.
The Forum’s Board of Directors elected Christophe Deloire as its President. Nighat Dad and Leon Willems were elected as Vice-President and Treasurer.
Executive Director of the Digital Rights Foundation
Chair of the Board, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders
Senior Researcher at Observacom
Founding CEO of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Executive Director of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley School of Law
Deputy CEO of the Open Government Partnership
Managing Director of digital economy of the Center for International Governance Innovation
Executive Director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo
Anri van der Spuy
Senior Associate of the Research ICT Africa
Head of Geneva Office at Civicus
Director of Free Press Unlimited
The Permanent Secretariat of the Forum is supported by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Executive Director: Michael Bak
Operations director: Camille Grenier
Head of the Observatory: Iris Boyer
Projects officer: Julie Pailhes
Policy Manager: Katharina Zügel
Projects officer Observatory: Emma Gruden