Global Network Initiative Internews (GNI) Fellowship Program 2019 $20,000

Internews’ Global Technology team and the Global Network Initiative (GNI) warmly welcome applications for the next one-year GNI-Internews Fellowship Program, which seeks to further online freedom of expression and privacy around the world by facilitating collaboration and conversation among diverse stakeholders.

Fellows will engage directly with a wide variety of information and communications technology (ICT) company representatives within GNI’s unique multi-stakeholder platform. By participating in this fellowship, organizations will gain insight into company decision-making, build relationships with company representatives and other GNI members, gain knowledge through members-only meetings and discussions, and have the opportunity to contribute their expertise to GNI’s unique global multi-stakeholder forum.

The Global Network Initiative protects and advances freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector. Based on the guiding framework of the GNI Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy, GNI sets a standard for corporate accountability vis-à-vis government demands in the ICT sector and evaluates company members on their good-faith implementation of these principles. Additionally, GNI’s global multi-stakeholder membership -- including ICT companies, human rights and press freedom organizations, academia, and investors -- conducts collaborative policy advocacy to pursue rights-respecting internet policies from governments around the world.


Three to six one-year fellowship grants of $10,000 USD to $20,000 USD will be awarded to organizations based in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean.


We welcome applications from established organizations as well as newcomers to the digital rights space. To be considered, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Based in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, or Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Demonstrated experience or interest and aptitude for working on freedom of expression and privacy issues in the ICT sector
  • Able to attend three in-person meetings and one remote (call-in) event, as well as preparation calls.
  • Willing to designate one member of the applying organization to be the main point of contact for this fellowship.

Application Deadline: 10 October, 2019.

For more information: VISIT HERE TO APPLY

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