At the foundation of our net policy and advocacy platforms at Mozilla is our support for the growing network of leaders all over the world. For the past two years, Mozilla and the Ford Foundation have partnered over fourteen organizations with progressive technologists operating at the intersection of open web security and policy; and in 2017-2018 we plan to continue our Open Web Fellows Program with our largest cohort yet! Following months of deliberation, and a recruitment process that included close to 300 competitive applicants from our global community, we’re delighted to introduce you to our 2016-2017 Open Web Fellows:
- Bram Abramson | Citizen Lab
- Nasma Ahmed | MPower Change
- Sarah Aoun | Hollaback!
- Orlando Del Aguila | Majal
- Carlos Guerra | Derechos Digitales
- Sarah Kiden | Research ICT Africa
- Freddy Martinez | Freedom of the Press Foundation
- Rishab Nithyanand | Data & Society
- Rebecca Ricks | Human Rights Watch
- Aleksandar Todorović | Bits of Freedom
- Maya Wagoner | Brooklyn Public Library
This year, we’ll host an unprecedented set of eleven fellows embedded in four incumbent and seven new host organizations! These fellows will partner with their host organizations over the next 10 months to work on independent research and project development that amplifies issues of Internet Health, privacy and security, as well as net neutrality and open web policy on/offline.
If you’d like to learn more about our fellows, we encourage you to browse their bios, read up on their host organizations, and follow them on Twitter! We look forward to updating you on our Fellows’ progress, and can’t wait to learn more from them over the coming months. Stay tuned!