Richard Mulonga

Richard Mulonga, through his organization Bloggers of Zambia, is leading an online and offline advocacy campaign (#OpenSpaceZM) for democratic Internet laws, policies and regulations in Zambia and Africa at large. Through this campaign, he has mobilized journalists, bloggers, techies, citizens, policymakers and legislators to debate Internet governance. Richard has provided media literacy and digital security strategies in a bid to have a democratic Internet ecosystem that promotes digital rights, especially the right to online free expression, assembly, and association. In 2019, Richard participated in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Advancing an Open, Reliable, and Secure Digital Economy, administered by Meridian International Center and implemented locally by Global Ties San Francisco.