We have designed this website to protect the identities of Human Rights Defenders contributing news, by putting in place a number of measures to ensure the overall security of the site and visitors' privacy. Whilst these measures have been developed and tested by digital-security professionals, there is a degree of risk posed to those sharing news, particularly in countries where human rights abuses are high.
Our Security Guarantee
We cannot reveal the specific security measures we have taken, but we can guarantee that:
- We will only publish your article submissions with your permission, and content will always be published anonymously when specified by the contributor.
- The website will not retain any personal information (including emails or IP addresses) that could be used to identify contributors or visitors.
- All communications to and from the site are encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser). Our certificate can be viewed by clicking on the padlock icon to the left of the address bar.
- Those who have developed this website will resist any legal attempt to pressure us into disclosing user information or logs.
Human Rights Defenders submitting content to this website who are either at risk of being under surveillance or who are submitting content from insecure environments are strongly encouraged to submit anonymously or to use a pseudonym and one which can in no way be related to the contributor’s real name.
Additionally, we strongly recommend that you communicate with us by encrypted email using GnuPG. GnuPG allows the user to send an encrypted message to a recipient who can read the message using a decryption code (a PGP key).
Our PGP public key is:
Disclaimer on Browsing History
Please note that intermediary networks may be able to tell you have visited the site, and if spyware has been planted on your device, it will also be possible to see the content you are reading or sending.
For more information about protecting electronic information against government threats, please see: