Frane Maroevic, Director, Content & Jurisdiction Program, Appointed to Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network

Published on
March 25, 2020

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is pleased to announce that Mr Frane Maroevic, Director of the Content & Jurisdiction Program has been appointed as a member of the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network. 

The appointment of Frane Maroevic constitutes a great opportunity to strengthen the cooperation and synergies between the multistakeholder organization Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and the unique coalition of over 30 governments. Several Members of the Coalition are likewise active Members of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.

Paul Fehlinger, Deputy Executive Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Frane Maroevic brings over 20 years of extensive experience in international relations, media and governance. As Director of the Content & Jurisdiction Program of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Frane works with representatives from governments, internet companies, technical operators, civil society and international organizations to develop voluntary policy standards and cooperation mechanisms regarding cross-border content moderation and restrictions that are of direct relevance for Freedom Online Coalition Members.

Prior to his role at the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Frane worked on freedom of expression and media freedom as the Director for the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Representative on Freedom of the Media (2015-2019), where he participated in key internet governance processes. Frane joined the OSCE in 2010 as its Deputy Spokesperson, and in 2013 took on the role of a Senior Advisor to the Media Freedom Representative. 

The Freedom Online Coalition is a group of governments who have committed to work together to support Internet freedom and protect fundamental human rights – free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online – worldwide. The Coalition was established in 2011 at the inaugural Freedom Online Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, at the initiative of the Dutch Foreign Ministry. Today, the Coalition has 31 members, spanning from Africa to Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. The full list of Freedom Online Coalition members can be accessed here.