Updates from and about OTF

In July, the Open Technology Fund continued to both receive a large number of support requests and to support a diverse portfolio of internet freedom projects and fellows addressing internet censorship and surveillance threats in closed societies

The Kingdom of Lesotho unsuccessfully attempted to shut down access to certain websites twice during the period leading up to last month’s general elections, a new OTF supported

In June, the Open Technology Fund continued to both receive a large number of support requests and to support a diverse portfolio of internet freedom projects and fellows addressing internet censorship and surveillance threats in closed societies

Today, we at OTF are pleased to share our 2016 annual report, summarizing the 9 months of OTF’s operations between Spring 2016 and Winter 2017.

For the last five years, OTF has prioritized enabling safe online communications and open internet access for those who are in high censorship environments.

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Egypt has now blocked 114 local and international websites, most of which are news websites, Quartz reports.

In May, the Open Technology Fund continued to both receive a large number of support requests and to support a diverse portfolio of internet freedom projects and fellows addressing internet censorship and surveillance threats in closed societies a

OTF’s open call proposal system is designed to solicit ideas from a diverse pool of applicants, whether their project or technology is a well-established, usable tool or just a brainstormed idea.

A group of the world’s leading international broadcasters is supporting the newly launched bypasscensorship.org, a resource for internet users on how to circumvent internet censorship.

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