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Vietnam Open Internet Project

This project supports a resource center for circumvention and digital security for the average Vietnamese netizen. the No Firewall online platform to continue to localize new manuals and guides, while promoting existing tools; and a help desk for bloggers, digital activists, citizen journalists, human rights defenders in need of support.

The project's No Firewall online platform localizes new manuals and guides while promoting existing tools, and also runs a help desk for bloggers, digital activists, citizen journalists, human rights defenders in need of support. Current support focuses on scaling up the capacity of the existing help desk and launching a public awareness campaigns to target Vietnam’s Facebook users - inclusive of aforementioned at-risk users - who are increasingly being targeted by malware and other attacks.

Get the word out

Current project status

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

Funding to date

2013 $161,000 18 months
2015 $43,823 3 months
2016 $167,600 12 months

Total Funding: $372,423

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)
  • Physical intimidation, arrest, violence (including device seizure or destruction), and death for political or social reasons
  • Pro-government manipulation of online discussions (propaganda, imitation content, and/or sockpuppets)
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
  • Policies, laws, or directives that increase surveillance, censorship, and punishment

Objective(s)

  • Training

Beneficiaries

  • Youth
  • Activists
  • Advocacy groups/NGOs

Region(s)

  • South-East Asia

Countries

  • Vietnam

Technology attributes

  • Anonymity
  • Application deployment
  • Mobile application (clientside)
  • Sensitive data
  • Web application

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