Appel à candidatures: Fonds pour la liberté de l'Internet du Fonds de technologie libre 2018

Date limite de candidature: Janvier 1st 2018

Le Fonds pour la liberté sur Internet est le principal moyen de soutenir les projets et les personnes qui travaillent sur des projets ouverts et accessibles axés sur la technologie qui favorisent les droits de la personne, la liberté d'Internet, les sociétés ouvertes et favorisent un accès inclusif et sécuritaire aux réseaux de communication mondiaux. des défenseurs, des militants de la société civile et des personnes de tous les jours vivant dans des environnements répressifs qui souhaitent parler librement en ligne.

Through the Internet Freedom Fund, OTF strives to uphold and increase capacity for individuals, organizations, and companies who support technology-centered efforts that aim to strengthen internet freedom and promote human rights by circumventing repressive censorship and surveillance, improving related digital security capabilities, and contributing to the overall health of the internet.

Ideal Internet Freedom Fund applicants are:

  • Open in nature and collaborative;
  • From within communities affected by censorship or are co-designing and co-developing with them;
  • Promoting a deeper understanding of internet freedom challenges and limitations;
  • Solving a currently unaddressed challenge or preempting an emerging one; and/or
  • Are actively maintaining technologies demanded and utilized by people on the front lines of the world’s most repressive environments.

Ideal applications for this fund are focused on:

  • Creating new open source circumvention technologies that fill a current need of targeted users;
  • Improving the security, usability, and adoptability of existing open source internet freedom technologies;
  • Providing new or deeper insights into the challenges of front-line communities that ultimately contribute to the improvement of technological solutions;
  • Projects that emphasize applied research;
  • Research that focuses on real-time monitoring and analysis of both technical and political threats to internet freedom, including network interference and shutdowns;
  • New content redistribution methods able to reintroduce content behind firewalls, or similar services;
  • Making targeted communities more resilient to digital attacks via customized solutions;
  • Creating new open source circumvention technologies that fill a current need of targeted users;
  • Next-generation tools that move beyond traditional “cat-and-mouse” circumvention techniques;
Admissibilité

Ideal applicants are making use of, support, or develop open and accessible technologies promoting human rights and open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks. In addition, ideal applicants meet one or more of the following:

  • À l'exception de la FTO qui n'est pas en mesure de soutenir les demandeurs dans les pays où les États-Unis ont des restrictions commerciales ou des sanctions à l'exportation, tel que déterminé par le Bureau des biens étrangers des États-Unis. Contrôle (OFAC);
  • Non-profit organization/non-government organization, including U.S.-based NGO, PIO, or foreign NGO;
  • Non-profit university or research institution in any country;
  • For-profit organization or business in any country;
  • Consortia of multiple people or organizations with one individual or organization designated as the lead applicant;
  • Have demonstrated experience administering successful projects, preferably targeting the requested program area, or similarly challenging program environments where OTF reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations;
  • Ideal applicants should not duplicate or simply add to efforts supported by other USG funding programs;
  • Ideal applicants must not reflect any type of support for any member, affiliate, or representative of a designated terrorist organization, whether or not elected members of government.

Ideal applications adhere to the following:

  • Les candidats peuvent demander jusqu'à $ 900,000 et pas moins de $ 10,000 pour un contrat d'un an. Notez toutefois que le plafond de support cible de la FTO est $ 300,000, la plupart des efforts supportés étant compris entre $ 50,000 et $ 200,000. Vous trouverez plus de renseignements sur les niveaux de soutien antérieurs de la FEO dans notre Rapports annuels.
  • Preference is given to organizations and individuals without a history of prior support, and who have a deep understanding of the surveillance, censorship and security issues affecting communities from the Global South living in repressive environments.
  • Strong priority goes to projects with the potential for immediate impact and long-term sustainability, and that make intellectual property publicly available via open licensing and open source code.
  • OTF highly values projects that incorporate collaborative partnerships with other organizations and/or individuals within the internet freedom community or their respective area of focus.

Pour plus d'informations:

Visitez la page Web officielle de l'Internet Freedom Fund du Fonds de technologie libre 2018

COMMENTAIRES 2

  1. [...] Le Fonds pour la liberté de l'Internet est le principal moyen de soutenir les projets et les personnes qui travaillent sur des projets ouverts et accessibles axés sur la technologie qui favorisent les droits de la personne, la liberté d'Internet et les sociétés ouvertes. les utilisateurs à risque, y compris les journalistes, les défenseurs des droits de l'homme, les militants de la société civile et les personnes vivant dans des environnements répressifs qui souhaitent s'exprimer librement en ligne. [...]

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