TunnelBear is partnering with non-profits to distribute free accounts to activists.
- Sarah Aoun, opentech.fund
OTF has long provided VPN tokens to journalists and activists as part of our support to communities on the ground fighting for internet freedom. This effort has been crucial in situations of internet censorship and restricted access, and having allies such as TunnelBear makes it all the more possible.
- Melanio Escobar, Executive Director, RedesAyuda
For activists it is very important to have allies like TunnelBear. In some cases, such as Venezuela, privacy can mean the difference between freedom, jail or worse.
- Kristi Arbogast, Community Manager at D4D Coalition
The Design 4 Democracy (D4D) Coalition connects global grassroots civil society organizations and technology companies to tackle some of the most pressing democratic issues. D4D does this, in part, through serving as a tech request and content escalation channel for members, while also connecting tech companies with members who can provide on the ground contextual knowledge from around the world. Our partnership with TunnelBear has proved invaluable in this, as their VPN services have enabled our members to safely do their work while also being able to inform TunnelBear of new threats.