Updates from and about OTF

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.

OTF is currently seeking proposals for two distinct service requests: (1) Visualizing OTF’s Application Pipeline and (2) Rebuilding OTF’s Web Site and Proposal System with Django.

Online harassment has been on the rise against historically marginalized groups as they engage in online spaces.

A writeup of ICFP fellow Yixin Sun’s co-authored work on detecting and defending against attacks on Tor was featured recently on the Princeton University website.

On May 24, the Egyptian government ordered 21 news websites blocked, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports.

In April, 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 addressing internet censorship and surveillance threats in closed societies ar

Congress last week passed the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which provides funding for the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year (through September 30, 2017).

ICFP fellow Grace Mutung’u, whose work focuses on information controls in Kenya and Uganda, recently authored a guest blog post for Global Voices on the trend of interne

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