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OTF funds technology-centered projects that circumvent censorship and surveillance and facilitate free expression, speech, and journalism in repressive countries. The technology OTF supports is used to benefit billions of people around the world, from Sudan to Azerbaijan.

Legal assistance in support of internet freedom

OTF partners with experienced, qualified attorneys in the U.S. and globally to provide pro bono legal support to the internet freedom projects we fund. The Legal Lab is actively seeking attorneys to provide direct legal services to projects in need as well as to create legal information resources and host webinars and other legal information sessions on legal topics relevant to our projects.

If you’d like to partner with us, get in touch by emailing [email protected].

Our projects often need support in the following areas of law:

  • Organizational formation and governance
  • Intellectual property
  • Contracts
  • Compliance and Anti-corruption
  • Labor and Employment

Our projects also need assistance in developing policies and best practices for interacting with and responding to inquiries from law enforcement officials and other government entities.

Become a Legal Lab service partner

OTF’s Legal Lab is managed by the OTF team and an Independent Legal Fellow. For more information on partnering with us to provide direct legal services as a pro bono service partner, or to contribute to our resource library, email us at [email protected]

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