Adrian Shahbaz is the Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House. He sets the organization’s research and policy agenda on human rights in the digital age. He is a lead author on the annual Freedom on the Net report and founder of Election Watch, a data-driven initiative for the understanding the risk of censorship, disinformation, and violence ahead of national votes.
Adrian is a frequent commentator in the media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Axios, Bloomberg, NPR, CNN, BBC, C-SPAN, Washington Post, Financial Times, and other outlets. Prior to joining Freedom House, he was a researcher at the UN Department of Political Affairs, European Parliament, and OSCE. He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). You can follow him on Twitter under the username @adrianshahbaz.
- Freedom on the Net 2020, The Pandemic’s Digital Shadow Freedom House, October 2020
- The Crisis of Social Media Freedom on the Net 2019
- Adrian Shahbaz discusses the Social Media Crisis The Communicators on C-Span, November 2019
- Discussion on 2018 Freedom on the Net report YouTube, November 2018