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[liberationtech] Open Solicitation for Concept Notes: Open Technology Fund

Frederick FN Noronha फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या *فريدريك نورونيا fredericknoronha at
Tue Jul 2 09:50:07 PDT 2013

For what? Propping up US foreign policy? FN

The U.S. International Broadcasting Act of
III of Pub.L.
is more explicit about the mission of RFA:

the continuation of existing U.S. international broadcasting, and the
creation of a new broadcasting service to people of the People's Republic
of China and other countries of Asia, which lack adequate sources of free
information and ideas, would enhance the promotion of information and
ideas, while advancing the goals of U.S. foreign policy.

FN +91-832-2409490 or +91-9822122436 fn at
Audio recordings (mostly from Goa):

On 2 July 2013 16:43, Dan Meredith <meredithd at> wrote:

> Hello LibTech,
> We are excited to share that the Open Technology Fund (OTF) at Radio
> Free Asia (RFA)’s ongoing solicitation of concept notes is open and
> receiving proposals. We seek to fund disruptive technology projects that
> advance global Internet freedom and human rights online. If you are
> interested in submitting a concept note for our consideration, the
> process begins by completing our short online form:
> More information about our full
> proposal process can be found on our website:
> OTF utilizes public funds to support Internet freedom projects. We
> support projects that develop open and accessible technologies promoting
> human rights and open societies. We strive to advance inclusive and safe
> access to global communication networks.
> Created in 2012, OTF is an RFA program supported by funds from the
> Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The BBG’s mission is to inform,
> engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and
> democracy. RFA’s mission is to provide accurate and timely information
> to the people of Asia who lack adequate protections for freedom of
> expression, free speech, and a free press.
> In a globally interconnected society, creating and protecting freedom of
> expression, free speech, and a free press requires cross-border
> technology tools that enable the exercise of human rights within
> repressive societies for the global population. OTF strives to incubate
> and support projects creating these tools around the world. More
> information on our program can be found at
> If you have any questions, please send them our way by emailing
> otf at
> We look forward to your submission.
> --
> Dan Meredith
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