Courtney Radsch is a CIGI senior fellow whose work centres on the nexus of technology, media and rights. Her research focuses on internet governance and the geopolitics of technology, media sustainability and the future of journalism, and power dynamics in digitally inflected information ecosystems. She is the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016) and the editor of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s flagship publication World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development.
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 (OECD) 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 International Science Council’s Expert Panel on the Public Value of Science and the board of Tech Policy Press.
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; an advisory board member of the Dangerous Speech Project and an advisory council member of Ranking Digital Rights; a member of the Global Network Initiative; and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism and OECD transparency working groups. She is a visiting scholar at the Annenberg Center for Media at Risk and a fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society, where her research has focused on disinformation, online harassment and how technology policy impacts media. Courtney is also the 2022–2023 UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy Fellow at UCLA School of Law.
She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from American University.