Sponsor 30 - Empowering Communities in the Global South to Bypass Censorship
This is the master ticket for the whole Sponsor 30 - Anti-censorship technologies.
Project Period: September 20, 2019 - November 30, 2021
The goal of the proposed project is to empower human rights defenders in the Global South by giving them the tools they need to do their important work.
With this project we will:
Improve censorship event detection and reporting. We will improve OONI Probe to better understand how, when, and where censorship is taking place.
Ensure users have the best option for their needs to bypass censorship. We will determine how to distribute bridges that are optimized for performance and speed to activists trying to access the internet in places where the Tor network is blocked.
Inform human rights defenders when censorship is happening and how to bypass it. We will combine the censorship event data from OONI with our circumvention technology to make it easier for activists to know what is going on and what to do.