Olga Kyryliuk joined GIF team as a Digital Rights Coordinator for Serbia. She has a PhD in International Law and 10 years of experience in the field of digital rights and Internet governance. She is a Chair of SEEDIG – South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance covering 20 countries from South Eastern Europe and the neighboring area (SEE+). Prior to joining Internews, she worked as a Program Manager at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in charge of the regional Internet freedom advocacy program in South-Eastern Europe.
Since 2013, she has been actively involved in regional and international Internet governance and human rights initiatives: founding member of the Internet Freedom Network for Eastern, Central Europe, and Eurasia; Europe Representative at Executive Committee of Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); Editor-in-Chief of the SEEsummary, a one-of-a-kind initiative in South-Eastern Europe providing a monthly overview of the most important digital news in the region.
Olga provided consultancy and expert support to Freedom House, Council of Europe and a range of international companies working worldwide. Her sphere of interest lies at the intersection of law and technology and includes, inter alia, digital rights, Internet governance, data protection, artificial intelligence, digital sovereignty, and content regulation. She also dedicated four years to work in leading humanitarian organizations, including International Committee of the Red Cross and Danish Refugee Council, dealing with the provision of legal support to internally displaced persons in Ukraine.