[bestbits] Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Open Call for 2016 Host Organizations

Becky Lentz roberta.lentz at mcgill.ca
Wed Sep 2 12:15:55 EDT 2015

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows
Open Call for 2016 Host Organizations
Ford Foundation and Mozilla are excited to announce the open call for
st-organization-application>  for 2016 host organizations for the Open Web
Fellows Program <https://advocacy.mozilla.org/open-web-fellows/> !
This collaborative program is an international leadership initiative that
brings together the best emerging technology talent and civil society
organizations to advance and protect the open Web. The program provides an
ecosystem for the next generation of open Web advocates to make an early
impact while growing into the capable leaders we need as threats to digital
freedom proliferate.
Specifically, the goals of the Open Web Fellows program are:
* Produce better technical understanding among civil society and government
policy-making bodies.
* Increase public awareness and understanding of Internet policy issues.
* Provide talented individuals with the opportunities to create a healthier,
more trustworthy Web.
* Provide civil society organizations with the capacity and capabilities to
expand their work into new horizons.
* Contribute to building a community of public interest technologists.
Each year, fellows spend 10 months embedded at leading advocacy
organizations to lend their expertise to the field.
For more information on the Open Web Fellows program and host organization
responsibilities, read "Host the Heroes of Tomorrow
Applications are due September 12, 2015.

Becky Lentz, PhD
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Department of Art History/Communication Studies
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West, Arts Building, W-265
Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 0G5
Phone 514.398.4995
Fax 514.398.8557
Email: becky.lentz at mcgill.ca

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