Courtney C. Radsch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Courtney C. Radsch, Ph.D., is a journalist, scholar, and free expression advocate who writes and speaks about the nexus of technology, media, and policy and provides expertise and strategic consulting to mission-driven organizations. Dr. Radsch’s research and work are informed by a commitment to human rights and ensuring the sustainability of independent media. She is the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change and her articles have been published in leading global and local media outlets and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Radsch focuses on issues of tech policy and human rights; internet governance and the geopolitics of technology; media sustainability and the future of journalism; and power dynamics in information ecosystems. She is a senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); a UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy Institute Fellow; a visiting scholar at Annenberg’s Center for Media at Risk; and a non-resident fellow at the Center for Media and Society.

Dr. Radsch specializes in transforming research and ideas into action while building cross-functional organizational strategies and alliances to advance policy objectives and knowledge. She has led advocacy missions and media assessments in more than a dozen countries, testified before Congress, and regularly provides expert commentary in the media. She spent seven years as Director of Advocacy and Communications at the Committee to Protect Journalists and previously worked as a journalist in the Middle East. Dr. Radsch holds a Ph.D. in international relations from American University, a M.S. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.