Friday, March 15, 2013

Ghanaian, Nigerian & Sudanese Among 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows

Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
Washington, DC

March 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of State welcomed the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows to Washington, D.C. March 10 -13. This program, in its third year, was sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and brought online journalists, and human rights activists from across the globe to meet with fellow activists, U.S. and international government leaders, members of civil society, and the private sector to engage in discussions on freedom of expression, Internet freedom, technology, and human rights.

The Fellows began their program on March 4 in Geneva, participating in meetings with human rights professionals, diplomats, media and civil society, as well as an event at the UN Human Rights Council. Their stay in Washington, D.C., hosted by the State Department Bureau of International Organization Affairs, featured meetings with Department officials, civil society groups, media, and more. The Fellows concluded their program in Silicon Valley with meetings with leading technology companies engaged in promoting human rights globally, and a public seminar at Stanford University.

The 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows are:

                     Mac-Jordan Disu-Degadjor of Ghana

                             Edetaen Ojo of Nigeria

                          Usamah Mohamed of Sudan

The rest are: Michael Anti of China; Grigory Okhotin of Russia and Bronwen Robertson of New Zealand.

For more information on the Internet Freedom Fellows visit


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