The mission of the Office of Internet Freedom (OIF) is to provide anti-censorship technology and services to journalists and citizens around the world, enhancing their ability to safely access or share digital news and information without fear of repercussions or surveillance.
OIF funds the research, development and deployment of technologies to support the free flow of online information and independent media abroad. OIF’s work enables unfettered access to online information without government interference, allowing citizens to freely express themselves and form their own opinions.
OIF conducts research and consults with interagency and nongovernmental internet freedom stakeholders to develop sound and useful policy.
OIF supports the testing, deployment and management of internet anti-censorship technologies around the world.
OIF provides educational and training activities on the safe use of encryption technologies to citizens and journalists around the world.
Meet the Director
Dr. Nnake Nweke became the first Director of the Office of Internet Freedom in July 2016. He is an electrical engineer and attorney. His accomplished career includes more than 15 years of experience in information and communications technology, cybersecurity, internet policy, engineering systems and technology policy.
Office of Internet Freedom Factsheet (PDF, 193 KB)
A summary of current BBG-funded Internet Freedom projects overseen by the Office of Internet Freedom.
Internet Freedom Framework (PDF, 57 KB)
The BBG established this framework by which it seeks to fund a number of Internet Freedom projects, directly and through its grantees. (Dec 2015).