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Anri van der Spuy

Anri is currently Manager of the Africa Digital Policy Project (funded by IDRC Canada and hosted by Research ICT Africa, Cape Town). At the same time she is also Policy Advisor to the Internet Society (Geneva) and is advising UNESCO on a number of Internet-policy-related projects (most recently, the Internet Universality Indicators project).

She has also worked as a consultant (and, previously, fellow) at the UN Internet Governance Forum (Geneva) as well as a researcher, writer and editor of the London School of Economics Media Policy Project. Prior to her Internet policy career, Anri held a number of legal and communications/media roles in South African law firms (Johannesburg and Cape Town). She holds a MSc (Media and Communications) degree from the London School of Economics; as well as M.Phil (Media, Democracy and Development), Bachelor of Philosophy (Journalism) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees from the University of Stellenbosch.