The Internet Protection Lab provides direct support to journalists, bloggers, and activists under threat. By providing secure services, training, and expertise, we're making their work safer and more effective.
An open and secure Internet for people the world over – wherever they live. Where you can decide for yourself what you want to share with the world. And where, if you prefer, you can also choose to remain anonymous. An online world where everyone has access to reliable information, without strangers keeping track of what they do. That’s what the Internet Protection Lab hopes to achieve with its work.
And this work has become more urgent than ever. Because although more and more people around the world are gaining access to the Internet, government control and censorship follow hot on their heels.
Repressive regimes seem to have an almost uncontrollable urge to restrict online freedom. By monitoring people’s online activities, for example; or by only offering them access to the information they want them to see. In response, a number of organisations have decided to bundle their strengths in the Internet Protection Lab.
A collaborative programme within which a variety of organisations contribute their specific knowledge and expertise to achieve a common objective: safe access to an uncensored Internet for people the world over. So that across the globe, journalists, bloggers and activists can continue to share and receive important information without running the risk of being monitored, tracked down and persecuted.
The current Internet Protection Lab network: