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March 2019 Monthly Report

2019-04-17

Alternative Sources of Support - April 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-04-12

Visualizing OTF Application Data

Explore OTF applications year-by-year, broken down by geographic focus, submissions vs. funded projects, topical focus area, and more
2019-03-28

February 2019 Monthly Report

2019-03-20 | By: Dan McDevitt

January 2019 Monthly Report

2019-03-20 | By: Dan McDevitt

Q&A: The Information Controls Fellowship Program

Apply by February 24, 2019
2019-02-22 | By: Adam Lynn

Fourth Cohort of Information Controls Fellows in Review

Looking back at the accomplishments of the fourth class of Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) fellows
2019-02-20 | By: Adam Lynn

Alternative Sources of Support - February 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-02-13 | By: Dan McDevitt

December 2018 Monthly Report

2019-01-22 | By: Dan McDevitt

Information Controls Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

Application window open until February 24, 2019
2019-01-11 | By: Adam Lynn

Alternative Sources of Support - December 2018

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-01-04 | By: Dan McDevitt

Introducing OTF's Newest ICFP Fellows

Fellows to research misinformation campaigns; digital attacks on at-risk groups; potential security vulnerabilities in access and privacy tools; advance censorship detection; investigate malware-enabled espionage operations; and more
2018-12-31 | By: Adam Lynn

November 2018 Monthly Report

2018-12-18 | By: Dan McDevitt

FY 2017 Annual Report

A fiscal year marked by a growing diversity of funded efforts and increased requests for support
2018-12-07 | By: Dan McDevitt

Alternative Sources of Support - November 2018

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2018-12-04 | By: Dan McDevitt

Research Corner: “Blocking the Bottleneck: Internet Shutdowns and Ownership at Election Times in Sub-Saharan Africa”

The below is a guest blog post by Tina Freyburg and Lisa Garbe, authors of “Blocking the Bottleneck: Internet Shutdowns and Ownership at Election Times in Sub-Saharan Africa,” a paper analyzing the relationship between state ownership of Internet service providers (ISP), regime type, and presence of violence in seeking to explain why internet shutdowns occur in certain situations, focusing on election periods in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This post is part of a new series from OTF, Research Corner, where we’ll be highlighting interesting research relevant to internet freedom on topics such censorship, circumvention tool development, and security analysis, for example. Note that the research we feature here was not supported with OTF funding and does not constitute an endorsement of any of its findings or technologies, but is recapped here in an effort to further connect such research efforts with the broader internet freedom community. If you'd like to see your own research featured here, send us an email at [email protected]
2018-11-30 | By: Adam Lynn

October 2018 Monthly Report

2018-11-26 | By: Dan McDevitt

Research Corner: “How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information”: China’s 2014 Instagram Block

The below is a guest blog post from Margaret (Molly) Roberts and William Hobbs, authors of “How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information,” a paper exploring China’s blocking of Instagram in 2014 and its effect on access to information for users in the country. The post is part of a new series from OTF, Research Corner, where we’ll be highlighting interesting research relevant to internet freedom on topics such censorship, circumvention tool development, and security analysis, for example. Note that the research we feature here was not supported with OTF funding and does not constitute an endorsement of any of its findings or technologies, but is recapped here in an effort to further connect such research efforts with the broader internet freedom community. If you'd like to see your own research featured here, send us an email at [email protected]
2018-10-29 | By: Adam Lynn

Alternative Sources of Support - October 2018

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2018-10-26 | By: Dan McDevitt

September 2018 Monthly Report

2018-10-25 | By: Dan McDevitt