United States


United States


International Relations
Political Science

University of California - Los Angeles

Courtney C. Radsch, PhD, works on the nexus of technology, media and rights based on her perspective is shaped by her experience as a journalist, scholar, and press freedom advocate. Currently, she is a fellow at UCLA's Institute for Technology, Law & Policy and a strategic advisor for mission-driven media development and human rights organizations. Her current research focuses on media and technology policy, information integrity and AI systems, platform governance, and influence operations. Her work is grounded in a feminist empirical research agenda that interrogates the power dynamics shaping digitally-inflected information ecosystems. As a global thought leader she regularly publishes and provides commentary and analysis in top media outlets; provides expert testimony; and participates in expert consultations with tech platforms and policymakers. Dr. Radsch is also a senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation, The Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Media and Journalism Research Center. She previously worked for the Committee to Protect Journalists and UNESCO following stints as a journalist in the US and Middle East. She is involved in the responsible tech and platform accountability movement, and has worked on issues related to content moderation, countering violent extremism online, and digital rights as an advisor to the UN, OECD, OSCE, World Economic Forum, the Christchurch Call, and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. She serves on the International Science Council's Panel of Experts on the Public Value of Science, the board of Tech Policy Press the and the Dangerous Speech Project, and the Coalition Against Online Violence.  

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