Nnake Nweke, PhD ’06, appointed first Director of the Internet Freedom Program Office of BBG

July 13, 2016
Nnake Nweke

Nnake Nweke

Dr. Nnake Nweke, PhD ’06, has been appointed the first Director of the Internet Freedom Program Office for the Broadcasting Board of Governors. His appointment begins July 25, 2016.

“I am thrilled that Dr. Nweke is stepping into this new and critical role,” said BBG CEO and Director John F. Lansing in a press release. “He brings a wealth of technology, engineering and cybersecurity experience from both the public and the private sectors, and I’m confident that his outstanding leadership will help further strengthen our efforts to counter censorship of BBG-funded, affiliated, or supported content, and other credible, independent news and information.”

As Director of the Office of Internet Freedom, Nweke will serve as a principal advisor on technological and innovative efforts to circumvent Internet censorship around the globe. He will lead the development of BBG’s strategies on combating Internet censorship and will study its impact on BBG programming.

Nweke most recently served as a branch chief in the Office of Engineering and Technology at the FCC. Throughout his career, Nweke has earned a series of professional honors, including the Meritorious Award from the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau in recognition of his outstanding contributions to enhance the security of the United States’ communications network infrastructure.


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