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[liberationtech] DoS (NEA/DRL) Internet Freedom Programs Funding: Request for Statements of Interests

Collin Anderson collin at
Fri May 4 12:44:40 PDT 2012


The State Department released its annual solicitation for Statements of
Interest on Internet Freedom programs.


Approximately $23 million total in Internet freedom funds are available
> from the FY 2012 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related
> Programs Appropriations Act. Additional country and regional resources may
> be available to support Internet freedom efforts. To support direct and
> indirect costs required for implementation, DRL and NEA anticipate making
> awards in amounts of $500,000 - $5,000,000 for Internet freedom programs.

Statements of interest should address one or more of the following
> potential program activities:

Supporting the free flow of information and digital activists:
>    - Technology Expanding Open and Uncensored Access to Information and
>    Communications ...
>    - Secure Communication Technology ...
>    - Digital Safety Training ...
>    - Emergency support ..
> Ongoing evaluation and research to enhance global Internet freedom policy
> and diplomacy:
>    - Policy and Advocacy ...
>    - Research and Evaluation  ...
>    - Research Focused on Expanding the Free Flow of Information ...
> DRL and NEA invite organizations to submit statements of interest
> outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects that will foster
> freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the Internet and
> other connection technologies in East Asia, including China; the Near East,
> including Iran and Syria; Southeast Asia, including Burma; the South
> Caucasus; Eurasia, including Russia; Central Asia; Latin America, including
> Cuba and Venezuela; and Africa. Programming may support activities in
> Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Burmese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, French, and
> other languages. Concepts may be global in nature, regional or
> country-specific.



*Collin David Anderson* | @cda | Washington, D.C.
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