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. Check out our recommended list of Security Tools for 2015, and stay safe online!