RightsCon and a Call to Arms

By guest author Stephanie Seale, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Business Development Benetech was pleased to join the human rights technology community at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco for RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016, organized by our friends at Access Now. RightsCon is where the world’s human rights experts, business leaders, technologists, engineers, investors, activists, and […]

Promoting Human Rights Online: Benetech Hosts the 2015 Internet Freedom Fellows

The Benetech Human Rights team is always seeking new opportunities to connect with grassroots human rights activists and share experiences and lessons learned to help strengthen and defend freedom of expression around the world. We were therefore delighted to host the 2015 cohort of The Internet Freedom Fellows program at our Palo Alto offices earlier this month.

Martus 4.5: Strong Security, Easy Configuration, Enhanced Usability

At Benetech’s Human Rights Program, we are focused on helping activists and journalists uphold their commitments to protect and do no harm to the communities with which they work. We are therefore excited to announce the release of version 4.5 of Martus—our free, open source, secure information collection and management software—which includes major updates and usability improvements. Martus 4.5 takes a big step forward towards extending the reach and benefit of open source, strong crypto to the growing communities interested in secure data collection.

Why You Don’t Want this Job!

This post originally appeared on Jim Fruchterman’s Beneblog. Almost anyone from the human rights field will tell you that the work can be as rewarding as it is challenging. When you look at the barriers faced by those defending and advocating for human rights—from the danger of hostile governments and perpetrators, to victims who are naturally […]