Mera Szendro Bok


Communications and Information Officer

Joined NMR in: 

November 2009

Mera's knowledge of media policy, communication rights, digital rights and open web advocacy has led her to work on communications for New Media Rights. Mera focuses on communications strategy and implementation for New Media Rights services and digital rights advocacy.

At New Media Rights, Mera creates blogs, builds parts of the website, and produces videos. Mera also works on contacts management and does outreach to local and national groups to build New Media Rights' network and to partner with local and national allies. Mera's outreach work includes utilizing social media platforms to engage with diverse audiences and writing the New Media Rights newsletter.

Mera has worked to build Drumbeat San Diego since the Summer of 2010. As lead Drumbeat organizer Mera has organized volunteers, meetings and documented the work on the Mozilla Wiki and on the New Media Rights site on our main Drumbeat page.

Mera's academic backgound is in Communications and International Studies. She received her BA in NYC from Marymount Manhattan College.


  • NY Rockland Radio appearance talking about New Media Rights and new media creation.


Past Public Speaking Engagements:

  • LA Media Reform Summit: "Wikileaks, Net Neutrality and Netfreedom" - February 26, 2011 
  • East County Democrats: "FCC Net Neutrality order and the Comcast-merger"
  • Spoke on Media Reform for the Defending Democracy Forums - July 1st, 2010 San Diego, CA
  1. Session: “Bridging the Abyss – The San Diego move toward citizen journalism”
  2. Session: “Communicating Network Neutrality”