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Holly builds projects to address human rights and conflict issues. Before co-founding CDR she developed its first community iteration at Small Media. Holly also co-founded Security First, working on an app to make digital and physical security advice more accessible to human rights activists. She previously worked at Crisis Action where she launched and led the Emerging Powers program and also helped set up Videre where she framed the need for safer, more effective video documentation and helped to launch projects around the world.
Josh is a technologist and rights advocate. He oversees the development and implementation of the CDR Link platform and other aspects of CDR’s technical infrastructure. He is founder and director of Digital Security Exchange, the CDR’s U.S. community, and was previously advocacy director at Access Now and campaign director at Free Press, where he helped lead global efforts to protect free expression online, fight for privacy, secure strong open internet rules, and reign in government surveillance.
Mahmood is a media development expert and researcher. He is the founder of Small Media. He is the former Iran country director for the BBC World Service Trust and Iran Media Program of the University of Pennsylvania. Mahmood holds an M.A. in analysis, design and the implementation of informations systems from the London School of Economics as well as a B.Sc. in computer science with management from King’s College London.