Web Foundation representatives are active spokespeople in the media and are available for interview. From time to time, we are also able to contribute op-eds or feature articles.
Our key commentators include:
- Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web and Founding Director of the Web Foundation
- Anne Jellema, Web Foundation CEO
- Sonia Jorge, Executive Director, Alliance For Affordable Internet (Topics include: Affordability, Policy and Regulation, Web for Development)
- Jose M. Alonso, Programme Manager, Open Data (Topics include: Open Data, Transparency, Governance, The Web and Democracy)
- Renata Avila, Campaign Manager, Web We Want (Topics include: Human Rights Online, Privacy, Surveillance, Censorship)
- Nnenna Nwakanma, Africa Regional Coordinator (Topics include: The Web in Africa, Affordability, Human Rights Online, Freedom of Expression)
To request an interview with or an article by a Web Foundation spokesperson, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For time-sensitive requests, you can also contact Dillon Mann, Head of Communications on +44 203 289 7261 or at email@example.com.
For media requests relating to the Alliance for Affordable Internet, please contact Lauran Potter on + 1 512 814 6681 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facts and Figures About the Web Foundation
- We were established in 2009 by the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
- Our mission is “to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right”.
- We have around thirty team members, working from four hubs in Cape Town, Jakarta, London, and Washington DC. Over a dozen nationalities work at the Foundation, and more than half of our senior managers are women.
- Our work focuses on ‘Expanding Access’, ‘Raising Voices’ and ‘Enhancing Participation’ using a mix of research, advocacy and practical innovation.
- We work with 160 partner organisations across 70 countries.
- We’re well-known for our research. This site hosts a full database of our research and publications, and our most high-profile studies include:
- The Web Index: an 86-country study of the World Wide Web’s contribution to social, economic and political progress.
- The Open Data Barometer: aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world.
- The Affordability Report: a deep dive into factors driving Internet affordability across 51 developing and emerging countries.
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