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Internet Freedom Fellows Programs – 2011 / 2012
February 2, 2012

A group photo
The 2011 Fellows with Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe at the United Nations in Geneva.

The Internet Freedom Fellows program, operated by the Public Affairs Section at US Mission Geneva in cooperation with the U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council, brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington and, funding permitted, Silicon Valley to meet with U.S. and international government, civil society and private sector leaders in the fields of technology and human rights.

The principal goal of the program is to underscore the essential importance of a free internet to the promotion of human rights at the grass roots level.  By identifying and involving human rights activists from around the world, the program will highlight in a tangible manner why and how a free internet is essential to their work.