Digital Courage Fellowship
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) proudly presents the “Digital Courage Fellowship” for Myanmar’s courageous freedom fighters.
In the past, there were many unsung heroes fighting for rights and freedom of the people in Myanmar. Unknown to the public, they have not received the deserved acknowledgement of and their tales submerged in the tide of history. Mobile technologies have recently increased information access and enabled freedom fighters to reach other people more efficiently. In this way, not only prominent political figures but also normal people have become agents of change in the fight for freedom.
FNF acknowledges the importance of these change agents and the usage of mobile technologies for the transition towards an open society. Therefore, FNF wants to reward their effort and motivate others in their fight for freedom and rights. The Digital Courage Fellowship will be awarded to the most courageous freedom fighters in Myanmar every year.
Nomination for the Fellowship
Nominations are accepted by either persons or organizations, but not from the nominee themselves.
If you know a person who has shown their outstanding courage in the digital sphere or by usage of digital technologies, please send the filled out nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than 30th September 2020 .
The nomination can also be submitted by filling out this google form.
Eligibility for nomination
The nominee must be a Myanmar citizen or a Myanmar organization, and the nominee must have done something courageous related to digital spaces.
If a nomination meets the above criteria, it will be considered as an eligible nomination and will enter the screening process.
Selection of the Winner
The eligible nominees will be screened based on below criteria and the winner will be selected. The evaluation will be done by a three components scoring system.
- Fight for Freedom
- Role Model
Once the winner is selected, they will be invited to the award ceremony in November 2020.
Moreover, the winner will be regarded as Digital Courage Fellow and will receive the support equivalent of 2000 US Dollar together with a certificate from FNF. This support must be used in October and November 2020 to implement an activity to promote freedom on digital space or improving the digital rights in Myanmar.