Jessica Dheere

Ranking Digital Rights: Director

Jessica Dheere is director of Ranking Digital Rights, a nonprofit initiative at the think tank New America that ranks the world’s most powerful tech and telecom companies on their public commitments to protect users’ free expression, privacy, and other rights in the RDR Corporate Accountability Index.

She co-authored RDR’s seminal report “Getting to the Source of Infodemics: It’s the Business Model” and is a former fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Prior to joining RDR, she founded the Middle East’s leading digital rights organization, the Beirut-based Arab SMEX, where she launched the CYRILLA Collaborative, a catalog of global digital rights law and case law. She is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a master’s degree in media studies from the New School in New York City.