Voices under Threat

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Wikimedia's vision is a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. However, all around the world there are challenging editing environments. In many regions, there are people in power—officially or unofficially—that want to control knowledge. This could – and sometimes does – cause different kinds of problems for Wikimedians who choose to share knowledge freely. As one part of our effort to help in these situations, we have collated links from organizations that can be useful should you wish to contribute from such an environment and encounter challenges.

Supporting people in such situations is difficult. Some relevant advice, like good online security practices, is applicable to everyone. However, some strategies that work for one region may not be advisable for others. Please review the resource closely before using it to make sure it is applicable to your situation—only you can make a decision on the level of risk you are willing to take. Also be aware that some resources may not be updated as often as we would wish them to be.

Please feel free to share the link to this page with anyone who may find it useful.

Note: The Trust and Safety team maintains this page. It appreciates additions to this list. However, we need to vet and research organizations and resources before listing them here. Please add suggestions to the talkpage, and we will review them. Thank you!

First steps towards staying safe online[edit]

Risk assessment[edit]

Managing personal information online[edit]

Safe communication online[edit]


Emergency help[edit]

Device security[edit]

Comprehensive resource guides[edit]


Emergency funding[edit]

Long-term funding[edit]

Help to find missing persons[edit]