Partner with TunnelBear

Free Secure Browsing for Digital Rights Defenders

The fight for an open and uncensored internet is strongest when technologists, activists, and organizations combine their talents. As such, we're doing our part to provide our allies with the secure browsing environment necessary to effect real change in this space. We’re proud to empower their network to the tune of free TunnelBear annual accounts.

Are you an organization that provides counsel to activists, journalists, and human rights defenders fighting against cyber-censorship? If so, we want to hear from you.

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As part of this program, TunnelBear makes accounts available to its NGO partners who then oversee the distribution of accounts as needed. TunnelBear itself does not distribute free accounts.

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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.

- Sarah Aoun, opentech.fund

Access Now's Helpline provides incident response assistance and direct technical support on digital safety to at-risk users from civil society across the globe. We always advise our constituents to think critically about their security, and to pick the tools and services that best respond to their specific needs. When it comes to VPNs, trust is key.

Tunnelbear's approach to security — including annual security audits, easy to read privacy policy and regular transparency reports — provides a solid foundation to cultivate trust.

- accessnow

By undergoing and releasing independent audits of their systems, adopting open source tools, and collaborating with the open source community, TunnelBear has proven itself to be an industry leader in the VPN space and a valuable private sector partner within the internet freedom movement. Internews is happy to support TunnelBear in extending its VPN service to the media organizations, journalists, activists, and human rights defenders around the globe who can benefit from it.

- Jon Camfield, Director of Global Technology Strategy,