Niels ten Oever has designed and implemented freedom of expression
projects in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa,
Brazil and Afghanistan and worked on global Internet governance issues
in ICANN, IETF, IEEE and ITU. Niels started off working on radio when he
got bitten by the Linux bug. After that he increasingly worked on
websites, apps, internet governance, digital rights and digital
security. Why? Because technology can support democratic processes by
improving freedom of expression, access to information and organizing.
Peer-to-peer is far more interesting than one-to-many.
Niels is a free and open source software enthusiast who has trained
journalists, activists and human rights defenders in reporting, activist
engagement strategies in Internet governance fora, digital security, and
media production. Niels holds a cum laude research MA in philosophy from
the University of Amsterdam where he is currently also is a PhD
candidate. There he researches the topic of Data Activism.