GLOBAL INTERNET.
LOCAL FOCUS.

 
 
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Country by country, community by community, the world continues to come online. 

 

The internet can help realize humans' rights to expression, association, privacy, health, education, work, the benefits of science and culture, and an adequate standard of living.

That’s why, for more than two decades, we’ve supported partners around the globe to demand, build, and protect a safe, accessible, open, interoperable Internet for all.

 
 
 
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Global Web, Local Partners

Today, more than ever, the promise and potential of a safe, global internet depends on local actors’ ability to fight for their rights, design the technological solutions that will keep them connected to an uncensored web, and help communities, journalists, human rights defenders, and civil society organizations stay safe online. Our global technology programs advance the digital safety of our partners, and advocate digital rights and protections for the world’s most vulnerable populations. From funding local internet rights advocacy initiatives and open source technology development to designing cutting-edge approaches to organizational security, we focus on local and regional needs, and connect them at the global level to demand an inclusive, safe, open web. In addition, we provide technological support to media outlets and human rights defenders, and pilot cutting edge approaches to analyzing and researching closing civic space. Learn more about our approach here!

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Information is a Right

Internews is an international nonprofit organization that empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. For 35 years and in more than 100 countries, we have worked with local partners to build hundreds of sustainable organizations, strengthened the capacity of thousands of media professionals, human rights activists, technologists, and information entrepreneurs, and reached millions of people with quality, local information, improving lives and building lasting change.