Shelter City is a worldwide initiative to protect human rights defenders at risk and support them to reclaim their civic space. Sixteen cities worldwide offer temporary relocation and shelter, capacity-building tools, trainings and safety to human rights defenders worldwide who stand up against human rights violations in their home countries.
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Human rights defenders and journalists have regularly been targeted by authorities in Ethiopia simply for expressing themselves freely and for standing for their beliefs. Many reports show that authoritarian governments hire international hacking companies to target human rights defenders. Ethiopia is one of those countries. This digital security guideline, developed in three languages – Afaan Oromo, Amharic and English – aims to empower human rights defenders and journalists with the skills to protect their presence online.
Cyberwomen is a digital security curriculum with a holistic and gender perspective, aimed at offering trainers with tools to provide in-person learning experiences to human rights defenders and journalists working in high-risk environments. The guide is geared towards both professional trainers and those who want to learn how to train others on their digital protection, and include gender considerations as they do so.
Bits of Freedom is the leading digital rights organization in the Netherlands, focusing on privacy and freedom of communication online. Working at the cutting edge of technology and law, Bits of Freedom strives to influence legislation and self-regulation, and empower citizens and users by advancing the awareness, use, and development of freedom-enhancing technologies.
Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. privacytools.io provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.
The Secure Messaging Scorecard from EFF and collaborators examines dozens of messaging technologies and rates each of them on a range of security best practices. This campaign is focused on communication technologies — including chat clients, text messaging apps, email applications, and video calling technologies. These are the tools everyday users need to communicate with friends, family members, and colleagues, and we need secure solutions for them.
A June 2014 assessment of the digital security status of Environmental Rights Defenders (ERDs) in Sub-Saharan Africa revealed that this group has limited digital security knowledge and remains largely unaware of the digital security loopholes that can be exploited by adversaries to harm them or disrupt their work. This guide has been developed to lead you towards developing a digital security strategy that you can add to other security measures you are taking.
Freedom of the Press Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping support and defend public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government. We accept tax-deductible donations to a variety of journalism organizations that push for transparency and accountability, and we work to preserve and strengthen the rights guaranteed to the…
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Tor is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others.
Benetech develops innovative and effective technology applications for unmet social needs. Ultimately, they help lead a movement to have technology fully serve humanity. They speak regularly to students and to professionals, sharing their love for their work and hoping to inspire a fresh crop of social entrepreneurs and innovators.