11 July 2014
SecureDrop Crowd Funding Application
From: "Freedom of the Press Foundation"
Subject: Are you an independent news outlet in need of SecureDrop? Apply
our next crowd-funding campaign
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:11:39 -0400
Freedom of the Press Foundation will soon be launching our next crowd-funding
campaign. In the past, we've only selected four recipients for each round,
but for this campaign, a much wider range of groups will have a chance to
The aim is to get
in as many newsrooms as possible. The revelations of digital surveillance
over the last year have shown that journalists need to use technology and
encryption to protect their sources from the moment they start speaking with
them. The goal of SecureDrop is to create a free and open-source way for
sources to contact journalists that's both as secure as possible and easy
The problem is that many independent journalists and small news organizations
that would like to install SecureDrop cannot afford the hardware that it
runs on, which can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $3,000 if bought off-the-shelf.
Therefore, with our next campaign, we will crowd-fund $3,000 each for in-need
independent journalism organizations who want to obtain SecureDrop but are
struggling to cover all of the associated costs.
We'll raise funds for four journalism organizations at a time. When all four
have exceeded the goal, we will switch in four new organizations. Ultimately
we hope to help 20-24 organizations by the end of the year. We also hope
to assist as many organizations with the installation process as possible.
Those who would like to be considered for inclusion should fill out a form
which we've created. If you're looking to get SecureDrop yet can't fit it
within your budget, you can start by clicking on the link below. International
news organizations and independent journalists covering unique or underreported
beats are encouraged to apply.
to the SecureDrop crowd-funding questionnaire.
Defending journalism in the face of adversity,
Freedom of the Press Foundation