CommunityRED works to improve the security of journalists, activists and citizen reporters in conflict zones, and to promote information sharing where it’s needed most without endangering lives or livelihoods. We focus on building communities and partnerships to improve the development of new and existing digital security tools; we aim to harness the collaborative nature of tech and human rights groups and believe firmly that the sum can be greater than its parts.
CommunityRED plays a critical role between technology developers and user communities, communicating user needs and technical capabilities to each. We tap into our community of engaged and passionate activists, journalists, and technologists to address vital data security and free speech needs, to make security tools usable, and educate those working in insecure locales. We believe free speech is a basic human right, and security and privacy tools expand access to freedom of speech around the world.
FreedomHacks + events
a unique hackathon combining hackers, policy experts, activists and journalists to build upon existing security platforms and create new products pertaining to security.
Washington, DC || Upcoming Events
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Be part of our network of journalists, activists, developers, and everyday citizens and stay informed, understand digital security issues, and make an impact. Turn your ideas + passion into life saving resources.