[bestbits] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Internet of Rights Fellowship - ARTICLE 19

Niels ten Oever lists at digitaldissidents.org
Wed Feb 22 10:38:33 EST 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Internet of Rights Fellowship - ARTICLE 19

The Internet is shaping our societies but who is shaping the development of the Internet? And what standards should this development be based on?

The  Internet  of  Rights Fellowship  Program aims  to  facilitate  stronger  considerations  for  human  rights  within Internet governance processes  and to shape the human rights  agenda for the Internet. Currently, there is little diversity among participants in Internet governance proce sses, resulting in approaches to policymaking that are  not open or inclusive. ARTICLE 19 seeks to effectively promote and protect key democratic values and increase  the diversity  of engagement  within  Internet  governance  forums,  so  that  there  is  a  greater  pluralism  of  voices within these spaces that especially includes those that have been underrepresented until now.

Over  the  course  of  this  program,  Fellows  will  be  introduced  to  the  technical  and  policy  discussions across  the  Internet governance landscape, and will be trained to meaningfully develop human rights considerations within  these discussions. As a result, Fellows will be well-equipped to continue developing a robust approach to human rights within these technical communities beyond the life of the program.

The structure of the work will be very much based on training and mentoring while actively engaging in on-going Internet governance processes in the IEEE, ICANN, IETF and ITU. Work with us on concrete workstreams, or suggest your own project!

More information about the programme, the streams and the application process can be found here: 


Length of the programme: 1 year (with the possibility of 1 year extension)
Start: May 2017
Deadline for application: March 17 2017
Which forums are focused on: IEEE, ICANN, IETF, ITU
Non-salaried (but travel to IG fora, accommodation and other costs are covered)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact mehwish at article19.org or me. 

All the best,



Niels ten Oever
Head of Digital

Article 19

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