Adjacent Fields > Digital security and privacy > Circumvention tech - (9)

Circumvention tech helps people evade censorship that blocks access to information and communication.

Outline VPN offered in Zimbabwe

CITE in Zimbabwe and Code for Africa have partnered to make Outline from Jigsaw available to news organisations and CSOs. It means VPN can be rolled out on their own servers to connect to the internet and keep communication private and safe.

Engineering Lab at Open Tech Fund

The lab focuses on supporting the implementation and inclusion of established technologies into existing applications, organizations, and communities that are advancing Internet freedom, supporting the initial/bootstrap operating and infrastructure costs associated with getting deployments online, and, finally, conducting one-off assessments of existing apps or websites for recommended privacy, security, or anti-censorship improvements. All of this work will be conducted either by service partners or applicants themselves—with triage and oversight by an OTF.

The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is a free software project that aims to empower decentralized efforts in increasing transparency of internet censorship around the world. You can run OONI Probe to collect evidence of internet censorship.

Netfreedom Pioneers

We are a technology nonprofit committed to inspire and bring positive social change to the world. We harness the medium of innovative, digital technology to promote education, learning, and empowerment - the building blocks to lasting change.

Tor Project

Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship.


Intra is an Android app that protects against DNS manipulation, making it easy to access blocked websites and apps and get safer access to the internet.


Psiphon is a free and open-source internet censorship circumvention tool that uses a combination of secure communication and obfuscation technologies, providing open access to the internet for millions of citizens around the world.

Internet Freedom Festival

An un-conference, one of the leading gatherings in the space, that brought together close to 1,000 attendees from 132 countries in 2018.

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