The Freedom for the Internet Fund is OTF’s main way of supporting projects and people working on open and accessible technology-focused projects that promote human rights, freedom on the Internet, open societies, and help advance the inclusive and secure access to global communications networks for at-risk users, including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists and people who live every day in repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

Through the Fund, the OTF strives to defend and increase the capacity of individuals, organizations and businesses that support technology-focused efforts that aim to strengthen the freedom of the Internet and promote human rights by avoiding censorship and repressive surveillance, improve related digital security capabilities, and contributing to the overall health of the internet.

The ideal applicants for the Internet Freedom Fund are:

  • Abierto en la naturaleza y colaborativo;
  • rom within the communities affected by censorship or co-designing and co-developing with them;
  • Promote a deeper understanding of the challenges and limitations of Internet freedom;
  • Solve a challenge that has not been addressed now or eliminate an emerging one; I
  • They actively maintain the technologies demanded and used by people in the front lines of the most repressive environments in the world.

The ideal applications for this fund focus on:

  • Creation of new open source evasion technologies that satisfy a current need of specific users;
  • Improved security, ease of use and adaptability of existing open source Internet freedom technologies;
  • Provide new or more in-depth information on the challenges of the frontline communities that ultimately contribute to the improvement of technological solutions;
  • Projects that emphasize applied research;
  • Research that focuses on the monitoring and analysis in real time of both technical and political threats to Internet freedom, including interferences and network stops;
  • New content redistribution methods capable of reintroducing content behind firewalls or similar services;
  • Make targeted communities more resistant to digital attacks through customized solutions in line with the OTF criteria;
  • Creation of new open source evasion technologies that satisfy a current need of specific users;
  • Next-generation tools that go beyond traditional “cat and mouse” circumvention techniques;

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

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