Ephraim leads and implements ARTICLE 19’s global work on freedom of expression and access to information in internet protocols and technical standards at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and also contributes to wider policy discussion and campaigns on: Business and Human Rights, internet governance, content regulation/ moderation, free expression, data privacy, elections technology, trust and safety, and connectivity/ universal internet access.
He has worked over the past seven years in the African TMT Law industry researching its nexus with international development and is an advisory Board member for Microsoft’s Digital Peace Campaign, a member of the European Commission Global Internet Policy Observatory’s (GIPO) advisory group among other advisory board positions.
Previously, for nearly three years, Ephraim managed ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s technology policy and human rights projects in 14 countries. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, Ephraim worked on democratic governance and international development with a diverse range of organizations including the Internet Policy Observatory (IPO) (at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania), the Freedom Online Coalition’s Digital Development and Openness Working Group, Access Now, Transparency International, Index On Censorship, MercyCorps and the Centre for Law and Research International, as well as the East African Community Secretariat and the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade.
He also served as an Independent Expert of the Implementation Advisory Group for Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (IAG-CCT) at ICANN among other roles. He is currently pursuing Postgraduate qualifications in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law at Queen Mary University of London and holds an LLB (with Honours) where his thesis examined the Relationship Between Domain Names and Geographical Indications with a special focus on .wine and .vin applications.
He has previous fellowships from ICANN, AfriSIG, Raisina Young Fellows and certificate training in internet policy and media law from University of Oxford and University of Pennsylvania among others.