Niklas Kossow is a Doctoral Student at the Hertie School of Governance and Communications Officer for the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project. His research focuses on the role of civil society in fighting corruption and how anti-corruption movements use online media. Niklas is also an analyst for Freedom House and has consulted for the United Nations Development Program and the World Wide Web Foundation. He has worked for Transparency International, the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the German Bundestag. He holds a BA from University College London (UCL) and an MPP from the Hertie School of Governance. He has been a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation, the Hertie Foundation and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation.