The communication of people in more than 60 countries around the world are regularly censored, surveilled, and blocked. These restrictions and failures to protect fundamental human rights deny millions of people access to a democratic way of life and positive social change. This daily suppression of free expression and information limits everyone's ability to take full advantage of the powerful communications platform that the internet has become. OTF strives to support technology-centric solutions for anyone affected by these challenges.
People behind OTF
Meet the the people behind OTF. Our Team, Advisory Council, and Fellows are a large community of people who speak dozens of languages, are from all over the world, know a lot about Internet Freedom, support hundreds of projects, and know how to make yours succeed.
Values & Principles
Every moment presents us with new challenges and opportunities. We have no perfect formula, set of processes, or workflows to accomplish our work. To guide us, we have embedded a set of values and principles derived from listening to the network of communities supporting us. They shape our vision and intimately affect all aspects of our work.
The Open Technology Fund (OTF) was created in 2012 as a program of Radio Free Asia and is sustained by annual grants from the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which originate from yearly U.S. Congressional appropriations for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.
At OTF, we share a commitment to advancing internet freedom. No matter what we work on or where we work or what we do, our efforts all contribute to OTF's mission increasing free expression globally. Coming to philanthropy from a range of fields, members of our global team are driven, thoughtful, and creative. We embrace learning and collaboration. We are problem solvers supporting those solving really big problems.
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