[ooni-talk] OONI statement in support of the OTF

Maria Xynou maria at openobservatory.org
Fri Jun 19 18:12:21 UTC 2020


The Trump administration recently appointed a new CEO to USAGM, who
fired the leadership of the Open Technology Fund (OTF).

Meanwhile, lobbyists are suggesting that funds that would normally go to
the OTF should go to some commercial VPNs instead.

This is extremely concerning, given that the OTF is one of the main
funders of free censorship circumvention and privacy-enhancing
technologies that human rights defenders and vulnerable communities
around the world rely on.

Today, OONI published a statement on why the OTF is essential for
internet freedom:

Please help share it:

And please join us in signing this letter to congress:
https://saveinternetfreedom.tech/ (you don't need to be American, we
aren't either!)



Maria Xynou
Research & Partnerships Director
Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)
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