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

James Losey jameswlosey at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 12:56:01 PST 2012


Hi Muzammil,


There are also major foundations that fund as well. Here is a list surveyed
for a report<http://columbia.academia.edu/ANelson/Papers/658194/Funding_Free_Expression_Perceptions_and_Reality_in_a_Changing_Landscape>on
trends in Freedom of Expression Funding. Robert is right on that
details
on some of this funding is likely discrete.

   - Adessium Foundation (The Netherlands)
   - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (United States)
   - Canadian International Development Agency
   - Danish International Development Agency
   - Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
   - Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, Hivos (The Netherlands)
   - International Development Research Centre, (Canada)
   - John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (United States)
   - John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (United States)
   - McCormick Tribune Foundation (United States)
   - National Endowment for Democracy (United States)
   - Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
   - Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
   - Open Society Foundations (OSF)
   - Sigrid Rausing Trust (U.K.)
   - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
   - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
   - U.S. Department of State, USAID, and Middle East Partnership
   Initiative (joint response)
   - UNESCO
   - United Nations Development Programme
   - World Bank

Best
J

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Robert Guerra <rguerra at privaterra.org>wrote:

> Muzammil,
>
> The Govt of the Netherlands convened a ministerial level meeting on
> Internet Freedom this past December. The meeting brought together like
> minded countries that are supporting net activism in some way.
>
> http://www.minbuza.nl/en/ministry/conference-on-internet-freedom (you can
> find a participant list there)
> http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/12/internet-freedom.html
>
> Some countries are very public about their funding programs (USG, Sweden,
> Netherlands, EU),  others are far more discrete to protect the sensitivity
> of their programming.
>
> I look forward to the summary you might be putting together.
>
> regards
>
> Robert
>
>
> --
> R. Guerra
> Phone/Cell: +1 202-905-2081
> Twitter: twitter.com/netfreedom
> Email: rguerra at privaterra.org
>
> On 2012-02-03, at 2:59 PM, Muzammil M. Hussain 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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