Berkeley Institute for Free Speech Online wrote:
The threats to free speech online are real and often deadly. Unfortunately, these threats are growing. Around the world, citizen journalists and human rights activists living under government censorship risk imprisonment and torture. Their families are also put at risk by their important work. Political publications that question state-owned media sources become targets for police violence. Individual online behavior is tracked and punished. Individuals living behind government firewalls are cut off from important information about the world, about their own governments, and about the possibility of a freer life. American journalists and human rights activists who travel for work face these same threats. Every person deserves access to the unfettered world wide web of ideas, education, and perspectives. We have a solution!
Free Speech Online created and upgrades CGIProxy, a sophisticated piece of open source software, that gives individuals and communities the power to access the full Internet in security and privacy, no matter where they are. The content-neutral software is available to every web user around the world for free- because people should decide for themselves what to share and what to seek.
Recently, Catalonians in Spain have used the tool for the censored Catalonian referendum. Iranian activists based in Canada shared that CGIProxy was the only type of proxy that remains unblocked in Iran during the periods of heaviest blocking in 2009. Influencers, such as journalists, human rights advocates, and cultural leaders, as well as vulnerable and oppressed groups of people, rely on CGIProxy to find and share content. Other circumvention tool creators study CGIProxy’s open source code to learn how to address technical challenges. CGIProxy is uniquely scalable: Anyone can create a proxy for their community and each proxy runs independently.
FREE SPEECH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
$62.50 supports an hour of free speech circumvention software improvement for the world's several billion Internet users.*
$1,500 supports a day of free speech circumvention available to the world.
$10,000 sponsors a week of improved access to free speech circumvention tools to support human rights advocates operating all around the world.
$20,000+ supports critical operational advances in outreach, security, and technological capacity for the use of circumvention tools.
$45,000 sponsors a month of improved access to free speech circumvention tools around the world.
$50,000+ supports tailored approaches to advance circumvention operations, access, impact reporting, dialogue and research with priority countries and partners.
*Free Speech Online isn't a service, it creates software that requires continuous improvement to keep users safely accessing information everywhere. We calculated these figures to help donors like you understand the value and impact of a gift.
While joining this movement for Free Speech Online is a gift in itself, we want to find a way to thank you directly. You have the option of the following at each donation amount:
$5-$49: Massive gratitude!
$50: Free Speech Online Sticker, if desired
$100: Skype or Google Hangout (20 min) with James Marshall, leading anticensorship technology expert, if desired
$1000: 1:1 Lunch with James Marshall, Founder and Director of the Berkeley Institute for Free Speech Online, desired
$10,000+: Wine and cheese gathering for 12 of your friends (in the SF Bay Area, We'll reach out to you to find an alternative thank you if you're beyond that location), if desired
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