What We Do
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.
Protecting Civic Space
Internews leads the INSPIRES consortium in its goal to increase the understanding of the drivers of closing civic and political space. We support the USAID Center for Democracy, Rights and Governance (DRG) and the broader DRG community to strategically respond to the growing trend of closing civic and political space.