June Okal

Employee Fellow

June is an Employee Fellow at Berkman Klein Center’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM). She collaborates closely with the Institute and BKC personnel to study how intermediary liability is currently construed as a legal/technical/social construct, examining different social networks and different legal/social frameworks from different countries, primarily across Sub Saharan Africa. 

June is a Technology, Media and Telecommunications lawyer qualified in Kenya with working experience supporting global businesses across Sub Saharan Africa including Meta (Formerly Facebook), American Tower Corporation and Google. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Patent and Trademark Agent. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree in Intellectual Property and Technology from the American University’s Washington College of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from the University of Nairobi and Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. 

As a Fellow at ARTICLE 19, the Internet Governance Lab and Kenya ICT Action Network, June has undertaken extensive legal and policy research on Regulatory Sandboxes, Intermediary Liability, Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse, Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation, Disinformation, FinTech and Data Protection and Privacy. 

Recognized as one of Africa’s Top 50 Individuals Leading in Legal Innovation and Africa’s Leading Women in Legal Innovation, June the person thoroughly enjoys Kenyan tea, lemon and honey on the side, is a legendary Monopoly buff, and is low-key addicted to the timeless, Grey’s Anatomy.

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