With OTF now accepting applications for a new class of our Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP), it is time to highlight OTF’s recently completed inaugural class of fellows. These fellows have been hard at work over the past year completing new advances in researching information controls and presenting their findings through reports, papers, presentations, and tool launches.
Below we detail just some of the accomplishments of these fellows.
All of the inaugural fellows were able to convene at the 2015 Citizen Lab Summer Institute (CLSI) which brought together a diverse range of researchers and practitioners. The event included sessions focusing on how censorship, circumvention, and surveillance have changed over the past year and new information controls research. OTF convened a dinner for the information controls fellows providing an opportunity for in person discussions to advance cross fellow collaboration.
These fellows have significantly advanced critical areas of research around Internet freedom. We sincerely appreciate the hard work and marked progress brought about by this inaugural class. OTF has already begun supporting a second round of fellows that are tackling a variety of compelling projects.
Please help OTF continue to support high quality fellows by circulating our open window for 2016 information control fellowship applicants.