Jérémie Zimmermann is co-founder and spokesperson for La Quadrature du Net, a French advocacy group that promotes Internet freedom and the free circulation of knowledge. Mr. Zimmerman’s advocacy focuses on freedom of expression, copyright, regulation of telecommunications, and online privacy. In 2012 he was awarded the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award, awarded annually "to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology." Mr. Zimmerman received the award for his advocacy work against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international treaty that was defeated in European Parliament in July 2012.
What Tavaana Students Have to Say
How good that a free space for challenging and critical discussion, where questions and answers can be exchanged with the guidance of our esteemed professors, has been created to counter the current political and social situation in Iran. I thank all of those involved with Tavaana from the bottom of my heart. I know how important you are, and I hope you will be steadfast in your future steps. Do not hesitate because giving even one bit of knowledge to one person is an effective and lasting service to the nation.
- Firouzeh, Foundations of Democracy course graduate