Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 8, 2013


The U.S. Department of State welcomes the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows to Washington, D.C. March 10 -13. This program, in its third year, is sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and brings 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, will feature meetings with Department officials, civil society groups, media, and more. The Fellows will conclude 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; Michael Anti of China; Edetaen Ojo of Nigeria; Grigory Okhotin of Russia; Usamah Mohamed of Sudan and Bronwen Robertson of New Zealand.

For more information on the Internet Freedom Fellows visit:

http://www.internetfreedomfellows.com/

For updates, follow the Internet Freedom Fellows on twitter @ #IFF2013.

For press inquiries, contact Megan Mattson at 202-647-6393 or MattsonMM2@state.gov.



PRN: 2013/0258

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