Mozilla Fellowship & Awards News: February - March 2021

Amy Schapiro Raikar

By Amy Schapiro Raikar | March 26, 2021 | Fellowships & Awards

Looking to learn more about or engage with Mozilla Fellows and Awardees around the world? Keep your eye on the Mozilla Foundation blog to stay up-to-date with regular updates about these leaders and their work by reviewing the current and upcoming news and announcements below. You can also see a directory of all Mozilla Fellows and Awardees here.

AI and internet health

News from current fellows and awardees

Fellowship and Awardee Alumni News

Events

Session recordings from MozFest

There were dozens of fellows and awardees from across the community and across the world who not only attended MozFest, but decided to facilitate sessions across a breadth of topics. Many of their sessions were recorded and are available to view here through June. MozFest ticketholders can still view content here and non ticket holders can view on our YouTube channel.

Program Updates

  • Fellowships & Awards Evaluation Community Workshop: Starting in November 2020, Mozilla Foundation started an evaluation of the Fellowships and Awards programs with the support of Simply Secure. The evaluation seeks to understand the program’s strengths and challenges with the goal of improving their efficacy and impact. Community input and guidance is critical to this process, and so as part of the evaluation, we engaged past participants in the programs, funders, host organizations, community members and other stakeholders.
  • Mozilla Data Futures Lab Launch: In a world where data is only growing in importance, envisioning a healthier internet means rethinking dominant models of data governance to propose alternatives. The Data Futures Lab will connect and fund people around the world who are imagining and building such alternatives. Learn more.
  • Exploring Internet Futures: What are alternative economic models for a better Internet: The interactions that create the internet economy shape the way we use the web and what we believe is possible online. We know the current economic ecosystem of the internet is unhealthy, potentially harmful, and unsustainable as well. Current business models are contributing to the centralization of power, fueling surveillance, and perpetuating inequalities in participation. A lot of people are already focused on how to make what we currently have ‘less bad.’ That’s important work, but we also need space to begin to imagine what else is possible.

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