You won’t hear their stories on the evening news, but there are a set of heroines and heroes — the Mozilla Fellows — around the world working behind the scenes to make your internet better, and we wanted to send you this message to lift up their work.
Mozilla invests in fellowships because the healthy internet movement needs leaders and experts on the front lines, developing new thinking and crafting solutions to address emerging threats.
Fellows use their skill sets — in technology, advocacy, and law — to design products, run campaigns, educate policymakers, and ultimately lay the groundwork for a more open and inclusive internet. Here are just a few examples:
- Harriet Kingaby is exploring the potential benefits, pitfalls and unintended consequences of AI-enhanced advertising, globally, but with a particular focus on the UK, India and Brazil. Read more here.
- Anouk Ruhaak is working to create new models of data governance for the public good, and exploring how to hold data brokers accountable in a shadowy data ecosystem with little oversight or restrictions. Read more here.
- Aurum Linh is working to break down knowledge barriers between litigators and technologists, with an eye towards crafting more effective litigation to rein in Big Tech’s surveillance-based, rights-violating business models. Read more here.
- Seun Ojedeji is connecting the unconnected in Etiki State, Nigeria, starting with higher education institutions. Current internet infrastructure in Nigeria is outdated and inefficient, and as a result collaboration between institutions suffers. Read more here.
- Felipe Fonseca is challenging the predominance of corporate interests in municipal matters and smart cities. He’s researching the outsized influence of private companies in our public spaces. Read more here.
One last thing — Mozilla Fellowships receive generous funding from the Ford Foundation, Siegel Family Endowment and other like-minded foundations … but the program also relies on grassroots financial support from people like you. So if you’d like to see this type of work continue and expand in the years to come, would you please make a contribution today?
Thanks for reading!
– The Mozilla Fellowships team