Eric Johnson has worked in and on ODA-donor-funded D&G projects for NGOs for 30 years. He cut his teeth on media development and freedom-of-access-to-information efforts with Internews in the Russian-speaking world, and evolved into internet freedom — cybersecurity, cyberpolicy, cybercensorship-busting. Eric rejoined Counterpart International in 2019 as Chief of Party of the Internet Governance project he launched for us eight years ago.


  • Miracle Mandarin full-time Chinese-language studies, Shanghai
  • M.A., Russian Area Studies, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • B.A., Mathematics and Russian, Grinnell College, Iowa
  • Certificate, Russian Studies, Pushkin Institute, Moscow
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