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NthLink is a simple, powerful circumvention tool providing access to the open internet in the world's most heavily censored environments.

NthLink is a novel, powerful circumvention solution that allows users experiencing censorship to defeat blocking with an extremely simple one-click interface. As a Technology at Scale provider, NthLink provides circumvention services to USAGM to help audiences discover and view content from USAGM broadcasters. Employing Shadowsocks and implementing Google Jigsaw's Outline, NthLink is fast, secure, and resilient in highly restricted censorship environments.

Current project status

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

Funding to date

2020 $324,960 6 months

Total Funding: $324,960

Addressed problems

  • Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
  • Blocking, filtering, or modification of political, social, and/or religious content (including apps)
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication


  • Access to the Internet


  • Deploying technology

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