Kelly - Sanja

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Sanja Kelly is the project director for Freedom on the Net, Freedom House’s assessment of global internet freedom. In that capacity, she heads research, writing, and administrative operations for the project, and manages a team of over 50 international consultants. In 2012, she joined the IGF's Multistakeholder Advisory Group as a representative of the civil society sector.
Ms. Kelly has ten years of experience in international development, seven of which she has spent at Freedom House, where she has managed and helped develop methodologies for various multinational studies. She is the author and editor of several articles, books, and numerous country reports examining internet freedom, democratic governance, and women’s rights. Ms. Kelly has also led various international research missions and has represented Freedom House at high-level meetings in over 20 countries.  She is frequently interviewed by domestic and international media and her analysis has appeared on BBC Radio, Fox News, CNN, ABC News, and other outlets. In addition, Ms. Kelly has worked extensively on gender issues in the Middle East and North Africa and she headed one the largest studies of women’s rights in the MENA region completed to date. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University.