Meet the three Africans on Facebook’s Oversight Board

Mohammed Awal May 12, 2020 at 12:00pm

May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Tech & Innovation

Mohammed Awal

Mohammed Awal

May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Tech & Innovation

Julie Owono – Empodera
Julie Owono – Empodera

Cameroonian Julie Owono 

Julie Owono is an expert in digital rights and Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières, an organization that defends digital rights and access to the internet. 

Owono is an advocate for Business and Human Rights principles in the technology industry. 

“Preserving the free flow of information is a major issue in our contemporary societies,” said Owono who grew up in Russia and studied in France.

She is currently in the USA, where she said reinforced “my conviction that without freedoms, without the right to express oneself, to receive or impart information, there can’t be true and profound progress. It is an honor for me to serve this cause, within the Oversight Board.”

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