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Digital Security Skill-Building for Grassroots NGOs in Mexico

Improving long-term digital security practices for at-risk groups in Mexico

Grassroots organizations, activists, and independent media are facing increasing surveillance and violence in Mexico. A previous assessment revealed the need for long-term digital security support in addition to security trainings. This project seeks to develop a methodology for a long-term support process accompanying digital security training with grassroots organizations in the region, and sharing the methodology with other digital security trainers.

Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2018 $61,497 18 months
Internet Freedom Fund

Total Funding: $61,497

Addressed problems

  • Physical intimidation, arrest, violence (including device seizure or destruction), and death for political or social reasons
  • Technical attacks against government critics, journalists, and/or human rights organizations (Cyberattacks)
  • Pro-government manipulation of online discussions (propaganda, imitation content, and/or sockpuppets)
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication


  • Awareness of privacy and security threats
  • Privacy enhancement
  • Security from danger or threat online


  • Research
  • Testing


  • General public
  • Women
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Activists
  • Advocacy groups/NGOs

Region(s) archive

  • Central America

Project status

  • It Exists! (Alpha/Beta)


  • Mexico

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