Nighat Dad is the Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan. She is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist. Nighat is one of the pioneers who have been campaigning around access to open internet in Pakistan and globally. She has been actively campaigning  and  engaging at a policy level on issues focusing on Internet Freedom, Women and Technology, Digital Security, and Women’s empowerment. Nighat has been named in TIME’s ‘Next Generation Leaders’ List, and has won Atlantic Council Freedom of Expression Award, and also Human Rights Tulip Award for her work in digital rights and freedom.


Nighat Dad is part of the Information and Democracy Commission convened by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which includes the EJN’s president and founder, Aidan White. The aim of commission is to draft an International Declaration on Information and Democracy. Read the full press release about the commission here.