Eligibility criteria

All potential grantees will be assessed by the DDP and the Independent Investment Committee on a number of eligibility criteria:

  • Provide emergency response to urgent digital threats to critical internet users and/or keeping the internet open and free
  • Activities concern repressive and transitional environments
  • Activities are benefitting internet critical users, independent media, human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers and/or activists
  • Need and context assessment
  • Technical need, feasibility and security
  • Value for money
  • Complementarity
  • Organizational track record

Projects that the Digital Defenders Partnership cannot support are projects that are:

– Projects that  do not target internet repressive contexts
– General Internet Freedom Policy
– Internet Freedom lobby
– General digital security training
– New tech tools from newly established organisations
– Duplication