Piga simu kwa Maombi: Mfuko wa Uhuru wa Mtandao wa Uhuru wa Mtandao 2018

Mwisho wa Maombi: Januari 1st 2018

Mfuko wa Uhuru wa Mtandao ni njia ya msingi ya OTF ya kusaidia miradi na watu wanaofanya kazi kwenye miradi ya teknolojia ya wazi na ya kupatikana inayoendeleza haki za binadamu, uhuru wa mtandao, jamii za wazi, na kusaidia kuendeleza upatikanaji na salama kwa mitandao ya mawasiliano ya kimataifa kwa watumiaji wa hatari ikiwa ni pamoja na waandishi wa habari, haki za binadamu watetezi, wanaharakati wa kiraia, na kila siku watu wanaoishi ndani ya mazingira ya magumu ambao wanataka kuzungumza kwa uhuru mtandaoni.

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;
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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:

  • Watu wa miaka yote bila kujali utaifa, makazi, imani, jinsia, au mambo mengine, isipokuwa kuwa OTF haiwezi kuunga mkono waombaji ndani ya nchi ambazo Marekani ina vikwazo vya biashara au vikwazo vya kuuza nje kama ilivyoelezwa na Ofisi ya Mali ya Nje ya Marekani Kudhibiti (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:

  • Wagombea wanaweza kuomba hadi $ 900,000 na si chini ya $ 10,000 kwa mkataba wa muda mrefu. Kumbuka, hata hivyo, kwamba lengo la OTF kusaidia dari ni $ 300,000, na jitihada nyingi za kupokea kati ya $ 50,000 na $ 200,000. Maelezo zaidi juu ya ngazi za awali za msaada wa OTF zinaweza kupatikana ndani yetu Ripoti za Mwaka.
  • 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.

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  1. [...] Mfuko wa Uhuru wa Mtandao ni njia ya msingi ya OTF ya kusaidia miradi na watu wanaofanya miradi ya wazi na ya kupatikana ya teknolojia inayoendeleza haki za binadamu, uhuru wa mtandao, jamii za wazi, na kusaidia maendeleo ya pamoja na upatikanaji salama kwa mitandao ya mawasiliano ya kimataifa kwa- watumiaji wa hatari ikiwa ni pamoja na waandishi wa habari, watetezi wa haki za binadamu, wanaharakati wa vyama vya kiraia, na kila siku watu wanaoishi ndani ya mazingira magumu ambao wanataka kuzungumza kwa uhuru mtandaoni. [...]

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