Prof. Dr. Melih Kırlıdoğ holds a BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and MBA, PhD degrees from Wollongong University, Australia. He has worked in the ICT area for over twenty years in Turkey and Australia. From 2002 to 2015, he worked as a faculty member in the Computer Engineering Department of Marmara University, Turkey. He is also affiliated with the North-West Uni-versity in South Africa. His research interests include ICT in developing countries, censorship and surveillance. He is at the moment connected with the Center for Advanced Studies a the Ruhr Univer-sity in Bochum, Germany.