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Program Update

March 2017 Monthly Report

In March, the Open Technology Fund continued to both receive a large number of support requests and support a diverse portfolio of internet freedom projects and fellows. Of note this month, the annual application window for the fourth Information Controls Fellowship class closed on March 19, with OTF receiving 75 applications for the highly competitive program. The OTF team is currently reviewing those applications which are seeking to work with well over a dozen leading host organizations in the field of internet freedom.

Following his visit to the Internet Freedom Festival, the mayor of Valencia announced his intention to establish the City of Valencia as a safe haven for journalists under threat worldwide.

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