A free and open Internet allows information to be available to all Internet users, without the risk of censorship or surveillance. This principle has important implications for the exercise of our rights in the digital environment, such as the right to information, freedom of expression and privacy.
This line of funding provided by FRIDA seeks to support alternative and innovative strategies to protect the free and open nature of the Internet and defend the digital rights of vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics of interest include:
Online freedom of expression. Innovative initiatives that seek to protect freedom of expression and civic activity in the online environment, or that counteract restrictions on digital content such as blackouts, blocks, arbitrary leaks and the criminalization of legitimate discourse.
Privacy and data protection. Strategies to prevent privacy violations and allow Internet users in the region to control their personal data.
Digital rights and diversity. Innovative initiatives that promote the digital rights and online presence of women, the LGBTQI+ community and minorities, including actions to combat online gender violence and digital security projects.
How to apply
Once you’ve identified your topic of interest, the next step is to select the type of support for which you wish to apply and complete the application form. For more information, click on apply.