Internet Freedom

Free Tools for Internet Freedom

Free Tools for Internet Freedom

By Madeleine Nicoloff | November 22, 2021

In today’s world, the exercise of democracy and human rights relies on access to secure, uncensored participation in the digital space. As society continues to move into the digital realm, the fight to defend human rights and civic space is expanding into this new territory: technology and the internet hold the potential to democratize access to information and to opportunity, but at the same time carry the danger of being used as an instrument to further exacerbate unequal power dynamics. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this tension strikingly clear.

Join us for NDI's Democracy and Technology Summer Series

Join us for NDI's Democracy and Technology Summer Series

By Moira Whelan | November 23, 2021

It’s finally summer. Time to get outside, and in some places, enjoy a bit of a reprieve from a challenging year. It’s been a tough one, especially for democratic actors around the world. Democratic activists have never been more at risk.

How You Can Help Save the Internet for Democracy Without Going to a Meeting

How You Can Help Save the Internet for Democracy Without Going to a Meeting

By Moira Whelan | November 23, 2021

Every partner with which NDI works is facing a challenge that is critical to democracy: advocating for persons with disabilities, ensuring LGBTQI+ and other minority rights, elevating and including the voices of youth, protecting political participation and free expression, and strengthening the relationship b

Promising Signs for 2021

Promising Signs for 2021

By Madeleine Nicoloff | November 22, 2021

Looking ahead into 2021, one of the things I’m excited to watch is the growing collaboration between the world of tech and the world of art and storytelling.

Weekly Roundup 1/20/21

Weekly Roundup 1/20/21

By Elizabeth Sutterlin | November 23, 2021

Following the return and detention of popular opposition figure and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Roskomnadzor, the Russian government’s communications watchdog,

Weekly Roundup 1/13/21

Weekly Roundup 1/13/21

By Elizabeth Sutterlin | November 23, 2021

Technology and democracy have been front and center in recent headlines, following last week's insurrection at the United States Capitol building.

Weekly Roundup 1/6/21

Weekly Roundup 1/6/21

By Elizabeth Sutterlin | November 23, 2021

As the world bid 2020 goodbye and geared up for the start of a new year, many have had their eyes on the future challenges and successes for technology in 2021.