Technology and the Internet are critical tools in the effort to provide people everywhere with safe and reliable access to credible, accurate information.

Internews works in four key areas to support partners around the globe to demand, build, and protect a safe, accessible, open, Internet for all:

Our Partners

Internews works with and supports organizations around the globe to promote a safe, accessible, open, and rights-respecting digital world.
Our Partners


Learn more about our latest initiatives, our partners’ achievements, and trends we’re seeing in the field.

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. Learn more about our approach here!

The single most important way access has improved is through the mobile phone.  The mobile phone, which is changing so much business across economies and development around the world is also transforming the news and information industry.”

Jeanne Bourgault, Internews President & CEO

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