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2018 ICFP Wrap up

OTF’s fifth class of Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) fellows was a diverse group comprised of computer scientists, misinformation researchers, network measurement researcher, for example. With the cohort’s fellowships completed, we’d like to highlight these fellows and the accomplishments they achieved during their time as ICFP fellows.
2020-10-16

Introducing Icarus Project

An online repository for documented Internet censorship circumvention techniques and methods.
2020-10-05

Alternative Sources of Support - September 2020

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2020-09-21

中国在新疆秘密修建大型关押中心

Based on analysis of thousands of satellite images and interviews with former detainees, researchers identified more than 260 structures built since 2017 and bearing the hallmarks of fortified detention compounds in Xinjiang.
2020-09-15

Alternative Sources of Support - August 2020

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2020-08-11

Iranian Hackers Target an International Human Rights Organization

2020-07-30 | By: Amir Rashidi

On Community Building & Rapid Response

Highlighting the long road taken to build trust with the internet freedom community and the damage recent threats to the program’s mission and independence have wrought
2020-07-24

Stemming the Spread of Meme-Based Disinformation

Meedan develops the Claims and Memes Database to help facilitate online fact-checking
2020-07-07

Pausing September 1st Round

2020-07-01

April 2020 Monthly Report

2020-07-01

March 2020 Monthly Report

2020-07-01

May 2020 Monthly Report

2020-07-01

The Impact of Information Controls on Womxn In Manipur

ICFP fellow Chinmayi S K studies censorship and media freedom in northeast India.
2020-06-18

Future-Proofing Mobile Media

OpenArchive creates mobile app Save to help citizen reporters and eyewitnesses protect and preserve sensitive digital media
2020-06-05

New Tor Browser Release

2020-06-05

Alternative Sources of Support - May 2020

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2020-06-01

TUNNELING WHILE EXPOSED

Senior ICFP fellow William Tolley diagnoses and discloses critical vulnerability in VPNs
2020-05-26
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WHO’S TWEETING (BOT OR NOT)?

ICFP fellow Alexei Abrahams investigates information manipulation on social media in the Middle East
2020-05-18

Alternative Sources of Support - April 2020

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2020-05-14

New OTF Application Form

2020-05-05