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resources

Tools and ideas to inspire activism, help protect online privacy, communicate safely, verify the truth and more.  

Publications and Platforms Working Against Authoritarianism and Dictatorships  

Access Now - defending the digital rights of users worldwide.

 

Ceasefire -  civilian-led monitoring of violations of international humanitarian law or human rights.

Erasing 76 Crimes - news site focusing on the human toll of 70+ countries’ anti-LGBTI laws and the struggle to repeal them.


European Council of Refugees and Exiles - alliance reflecting European civil society’s continued commitment to the right to asylum.

Freemuse - independent international non-governmental organisation advocating for freedom of artistic expression and cultural diversity.

 

Front Line Defenders - protecting human rights defenders at risk.

Girls' Rights Platform - positioning girls at the heart of the international agenda.

Global Citizen - committed to ending extreme poverty by 2030.

IFEX - promoting and defending freedom of expression.

 

InfoMigrants - news and information site for migrants to counter misinformation at every point of their journey: in their country of origin,

along the route, or in the places where they hope to start a new life. 

Justice For All - online and print publication focused on bringing key human rights issues to light.

Liberty - challenging injustice, defending freedom and campaigning to make sure everyone in the UK is treated fairly.

Migrant-Rights.org - advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East.

 

NetBlocks - a global internet monitor working at the intersection of digital rights, cyber-security and internet governance. 

The New Humanitarian - independent journalism at the service of the millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the world.

No Peace Without Justice - for the protection and promotion of human rights.

Redress - fighting for a world without torture.

Reporters Without Borders - for the defence and promotion of freedom of information. 

Transparency International - the global coalition against corruption.

 

Communication Resources


Debian - free, open-source computer operating system.

Anonymous Email - article on how to create an anonymous email.  

Protonmail - free encrypted email. 

Scuttlebutt - secure online messaging service.



Internet Browsing

The Onion Router (aka Tor browser)  - free browser software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of

network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

DuckDuckGo - search engine and privacy company that empowers you to take control of your personal information online, without any

trade-offs. 
 

Googless - free and easy to install Firefox browser plugin which shows you exactly how Google is tracking you on every website you visit.

StartPage - another search engine that gives Google search results but with privacy protection.

Brave - internet browser that blocks ads and trackers that violate privacy.  

Ghostery - browser extension that gives users control over ads and tracking technologies to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and

protect data.



Fact Checking

Snopes - the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the internet. 
 
Politifact - fact-checking journalism, specifically in the US. 

Factcheck.org - non-partisan, non-profit consumer advocate for American voters. 

Learning

Free US-based online courses in human rights and related topics.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network's guide to reporting on human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab countries.

Reports

Human Rights Watch World Report - global review of human rights abuses, country-by-country.

United Nations Human Rights Appeal (pdf) 

 

Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index.

Freedom of Thought Report - global ranking of countries based on freedom of speech violations.

Global Peace Report (pdf)

 

The Freedom House International Internet Censorship Report - country by country.

Global Gender Gap Report - lists the world's worst countries for women's rights and equality (pdf)

All Generalizations Are False - home of the media bias chart that illustrates bias in major international media outlets. 

Get Organised

Organzing For Power - free advice from US Professor Jane McAlevey on getting organized, unionisation, campaigns and more.

Attending A Protest - protecting your electronic devices and digital assets before, during, and after a protest. 

Mobilisation Lab - tools to organise protest campaigns

Help

What to do if a friend / family member is arrested (US)