Internet Freedom

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Freedom of expression and the media is a basic requirement for citizens to stay informed, express an opinion and become civically involved in society. Today, safequarding this freedom necessarily involves consolidating Internet Freedom. Hivos strives towards improvements in three key areas: Prevention & Protection; Policy & Privacy; and Pressure. Read more.

Internet freedom is under threat
Repressive regimes and their security services have seen the great power of the internet to bring about change. And they are trying to control online activity. Bloggers are traced, intimidated, arrested. Websites and networks are blocked, e-mail accounts are hacked and computers infected with spyware. But there are smart ways to counter this brutal repression and control.

Hivos partners develop tips and tools agains censorship, digital surveillance and repression. They help bloggers to stay under the radar and be safe online. With our internet freedom campaign #deletecontrol/ we proudly present these partners. And we ask you to join the battle for a free and open internet, and help bloggers and activists to stay safe online.