Courtney C. Radsch is a CIGI senior fellow whose work centres on the nexus of technology, media and rights. Her research focuses on technology policy, media sustainability and the future of journalism, governance and the geopolitics of technology, and power dynamics in information ecosystems. She is the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016), and her articles and commentary have been published in peer-reviewed journals and leading publications around the world. Courtney has testified before Congress and participated as an expert in consultations at the United Nations, the European Union, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development related to technology policy, freedom of expression, and safety of journalists on- and offline. She was appointed to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum and currently serves on the boards of Tech Policy Press, the Dangerous Speech Project and Ranking Digital Rights as well as the Independent Advisory Committee of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.
Courtney is involved in the responsible tech and platform accountability movement, and has worked on issues related to content moderation, countering violent extremism online, and digital rights as a founding member of the Christchurch Call Advisory Network and the International Panel on the Information Environment, an expert advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Digital Safety, and serves on the International Science Council’s panel of experts on the Public Value of Science.
She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Technology, Law & Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, where her research focuses on how technology policy impacts media. She is also a fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Journalism and Media Research Center. She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from American University.