Community powered and funded
At the Internet Freedom Foundation, we fight with courage and strategy to advance liberty, equality, fraternity and social justice in the digital age.
We sustain IFF on a large community of volunteers and donations by ordinary Indians like you. IFF makes monthly disclosures and quarterly calls and is rated by Guidestar and Credibility Alliance. Join IFF and help support people over power and platforms.
We follow radical Transparency and Disclosures
India’s digital rights under threat
While India is racing towards a tech revolution, there is a growing concentration of power and profit that is eroding our fundamental rights. We are witnessing a rise in web censorship, internet shutdowns, surveillance and fresh challenges by artificial intelligence. There is no denying the simple fact: our digital liberties are under constant threat. Technology today is often being seen not only as a friend, but as a Big Brother! It’s time to fight back.
Public advocacy, public victories
We are born out of the net neutrality, SaveTheInternet.in movement. Our campaigning roots tie in with policy expertise. IFF’s staff and volunteers weave digital literacy campaigns and special projects. Such advocacy channels the power of an informed community towards government institutions. When that fails, we have a proven record of strategic litigation. We achieve victories with collaboration, strategy, and rigour.
People at IFF
We are a group of fierce organisers, campaigners, designers, lawyers, and technologists who work on a broad range of digital rights issues. Our staff is small (yet, brave). IFF strengthens its work with principles of collaboration and unleashing the power of being a community-centric organisation. Our most important work comes from the labour and initiative of volunteers
Campaign and Advocacy Associate
Associate Litigation Counsel
Associate Litigation Counsel
Shilpa Mariam Joseph
Community Fundraising Associate
Senior Litigation Counsel
Associate Policy Counsel
Of-Counsels and Legal Fellows
Leadership at IFF
He is an accomplished lawyer who directs the operations, programme and staff at IFF. Apar is a lawyer who has practised for several years and for his work has been awarded the Ashoka Fellowship.
Board Co-chair and Trustee
He is a software engineer at Insider.in and has built most of IFF’s tech assets. Karthik also provides guidance on technical queries and also implements fixes on IFF’s main website as well as other campaign websites and campaigns
Chair and Trustee
She is an artist, activist and the co-founder of Jhatkaa.org. Rachita is also the creator of Sanitary Panels. She advises IFF on creating and running public campaigns given her previous expertise in the area and also oversees matters of organisational structuring
Co-Chair and Trustee
Software engineer and entrepreneur at Nektar.ai. He is a co-founder and trustee and broadly oversees projects being run by volunteers. His experience with tech startups has provided IFF with a deeper understanding of the technology sector