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[liberationtech] What governments have programs/initiatives/funds to support "net activism"?

James Losey jameswlosey at
Fri Feb 3 12:43:49 PST 2012

Hi Muzammil,

I've found this a little trickier to have specific categories in this area
in the past, but some countries include:

   - Sweden (
   - Netherlands (
   - UN Democracy Fund (
   - European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (

Ireland, who recently took over the chairmanship for OSCE has expressed
that Internet Freedom will be a priority, and it is possible that effort
could include net activism (

This list is by no mean exhaustive, and there have been a number of funding
sources that have supported freedom of expression efforts over the years
(including Canada and Norway). I would be curious on learning what
countries I am missing.


On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Muzammil M. Hussain <tcrnbv at>wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to put together a short-list of countries that have publicly
> created programs/initiatives/funds to support political net activism, most
> often for democracy promotion. The US Department of State, and Swedish
> Foreign Ministry are two excellent examples.
> Does such a list exist that covers other countries? If not, would you
> kindly let me know of the ones you know of -- I will happily compile the
> responses and post a shared document for those interested in this question.
> Thank you in advance,
> Muzammil
> --
> Muzammil M. Hussain, PhC
> Department of Communication
> University of Washington
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