Call for Applications: Internet Freedom Forum 2018 Fellowship 

The Internet Freedom Forum (IFF) is an annual event hosted by Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth across Africa. IFF has become a reference point in Africa for conversations around Internet Freedom and convenes the best minds in civil society, academia, government and industry from across Africa. Delegates from over thirty African countries attended IFF 2017.  IFF 2018 will be the sixth edition of the Forum.  IFF 2018 will hold in Abuja, Nigeria from April 24 – 26 2018.

We are seeking to sponsor Internet Freedom Forum Fellows to attend IFF 2018.

IFF 2018 Fellows must have an interest in Internet policy and must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Internet freedom issues in their countries.

Our sponsorship will include travel support, accommodation and meals.

As part of the fellowship, fellows will be required to accomplish the following tasks:

  1. Give Country Updates on Internet Freedom in their respective countries at IFF 2018.
  2. Help with content translation for IFF 2018.
  3. Work with our Research team to produce Paradigm Initiative’s annual “Digital Rights in Africa Report 2018”.
  4. Monitor and report on Internet Freedom issues in their respective countries for the Fellowship period (One year).

Please send a copy of your CV and a 2-page report on the situation on Internet Freedom in your country of residence to before November 30, 2017 by 12:00 PM (WAT). Only applications received by this deadline will be considered and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Registrations for #IFF2018 Continue

If you are yet to register for the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum holding in Abuja, Nigeria, please do so now. We have now received registrations from over 350 individuals from some 20 countries. Register here:

Submit a side-session proposal

We are still accepting proposals for side sessions for #IFF2018. In 2017, we had energetic and enlightening side sessions focused on a variety of critical digital rights issues affecting Africa. Some of the side sessions were planned by individuals while others were planned by organizations. Submit your proposal before the February 5, 2018, deadline.

Don’t hesitate to contact us via, for any clarification or registration help.