Ranking Digital Rights Network

Stichting Ranking Digital Rights Network (SRDRN) is a non-profit organization registered in The Netherlands as of July 31, 2017.

SRDRN’s primary purpose is to 1) support the global network of researchers who conduct research and analysis for the Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index which ranks information and communications technology (ICTs) companies on their respect for freedom of expression and privacy and 2) support the growth of a broader research and advocacy community dedicated to fostering corporate respect for internet users’ rights along with the necessary government regulatory frameworks and policies. The organization may also undertake other activities related to or beneficial to the foregoing.

SRDRN works in collaboration with the Ranking Digital Rights project housed at New America. The two are separate legal entities.

Board of Directors:

Mailing address:

Stichting Ranking Digital Rights Network
Kingsfordweg 151
1043GR  Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Email address: stichting@rankingdigitalrights.org


  • Stichting Ranking Digital Rights Network is registered at the Chamber of Commerce and Factories under reference number 69308713
  • The RSIN number of Stichting Ranking Digital Rights Network is 857826438

Remuneration Policy:

Board members do not receive financial remuneration for their work as members of the Stichting Ranking Digital Rights Network board, apart from relevant expenses.

Salaries of staff members are calculated at a competitive rate for international NGOs and are scaled according to experience, qualifications, skills and responsibilities.

Board Biographies:

Melissa Brown is a Partner with Daobridge Capital Limited. A leading Asian Responsible Investment analyst, Melissa Brown currently works in private equity as a Partner of Daobridge Capital, a China-focused advisory firm. In Asia since 1988, she analyzed Asian investments for 15 years as a sell-side equity analyst and research director for Barclays Capital, JPMorgan, and Citigroup. During Ms. Brown’s tenure as the Executive Director of ASrIA (2003-2008), she led a range of innovative ESG research initiatives. She has also invested in emerging market private equity funds while at IDFC Capital and is a Director of Sustainalytics, a global ESG research provider. Ms. Brown is a government-appointed council member of the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs, a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Takeovers Panel, and previously served as an elected member of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Advisory Council and a member of the HKEx Listing Committee (2006-2012).

Ivan Sigal is the executive director of Global Voices. He is a 2017-2018 Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies at the Library of Congress. He serves as the board chair for the Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project. He is a co-founder of Screen Projects. From 2013-2017 he was a fellow and affiliate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, furthering research in digital storytelling and networked publics. He was a 2017 nonfiction writing fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. He was an adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art & Design, teaching visual storytelling, and a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he wrote about shifts in media technologies, and their effects on violent conflict. He was a regional director and vice president for Internews Network. Ivan has lived and traveled in over 80 countries, and was based in the former Soviet Union and Asia for over a decade. There he developed and led dozens of media initiatives focused on conflict, humanitarian disaster and transitional societies. Ivan’s creative work explores the boundaries of documentary, art and literary expression. His photography is in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery, the National Gallery of Art and others. He is the author of White Road, a book of photography and writing about Siberia and Central Asia (Steidl, 2012), which was also a solo exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. His most recent work, KCR, a multichannel interactive installation about a defunct commuter railway in Karachi, is currently traveling.

Nani Jansen Reventlow is the founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. Nani is also an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she was a 2016-2017 Fellow. She has been an advisor to Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic since 2016. Between 2011 and 2016, Nani has overseen the litigation practice of the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) globally, leading or advising on cases before various national and international courts and tribunals. Nani obtained the first freedom of expression judgment from the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and from the East African Court of Justice. She is a strategic adviser to GQUAL, campaign for gender parity in international representation, a member of the advisory group of the Internet Policy Observatory and – in addition to Stichting Ranking Digital Rights – a board member of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development and the Media Development Investment Fund.

Rebecca MacKinnon is director of the Ranking Digital Rights project housed at New America. She is author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom (2012) and co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices. MacKinnon serves on the Board of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists and was a founding board member of the Global Network Initiative. In 2013 she was a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and affiliate at the Annenberg School for Communication’s Center for Global Communication Studies. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, MacKinnon worked as a journalist for CNN based in China and Japan for a total of 12 years.  She has held fellowships at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on the Press and Publicy Policy and Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Open Society Fellowship, and Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. MacKinnon received her AB magna cum laude from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan in 1991-92. She lives in Washington DC.