Frerieke van Bree

Programme Manager, Digital Defenders Partnership

Frerieke van Bree

Programme Manager, Digital Defenders Partnership

Biography

Frerieke van Bree is the Programme Manager of the Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP), a global emergency fund initiated in 2012 by the FOC, to keep the internet open and free from emerging threats, specifically in internet repressive environments. She believes in a people-centered approach focused on strengthening the safety and security ecosystem that will lead to resilient and sustainable environments that embrace diversity and are inclusive. Before working at DDP, HIVOS, she lived in South Africa where she worked with grassroots organizations at the intersection of digital, media, diversity and leadership. She holds an MSc in Architecture and an additional MA course in Human Rights.