The Tor Project

The Tor Project, Inc.

Date Awarded
Grant Period
07/01/12 to 06/30/13
Focus Area
Media Innovation
Knight News Challenge

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  • Walpole, MA

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To develop an open security toolkit for journalists, allowing them to avoid digital surveillance by governments and other groups

Summary: With world press freedom in decline for the past decade, journalists and their sources are often threatened by governments, criminal organizations and others who monitor their mobile and online communication to see who is talking to the press. To help protect reporters and their sources, the Tor Project will use its vast network of volunteers to create a toolkit for journalists. The kit will include Tor Project’s existing secure web browser and anonymous upload utility, along new tools and training videos.

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Andrew Lewman

Development Director

Karen Reilly is Development Director at The Tor Project, responsible for fundraising, advocacy, general marketing, and policy outreach programs for Tor. Tor is software and a volunteer network that enables people to circumvent censorship and guard their privacy online. She studied Government and International Politics at George Mason University. Twitter: #akareilly

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