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[liberationtech] FreedomHack hackathon in DC to build tools for citizen reporters in Mexico

Kyle Maxwell kylem at
Wed Jul 31 07:20:18 PDT 2013

Do you have plans for future efforts to include non-DC-located hackers?

On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Kirby Plessas <kirby at> wrote:
> FreedomHack is a hackathon put together by CommunityRED along with Amnesty
> International and with the aim of building digital tools to aid
> citizen reporters in Mexico. Mexico is consistently rated as one of the most
> dangerous places in the world for reporters, due to violence and targeting
> from drug cartels. The tools developed during FreedomHack will capitalize on
> existing open source goodness to help journalists report stories anonymously
> and securely - a total necessity for more reporting of corruption in
> government and cartel-related violence.
> This is an excellent opportunity to launch the good work of CommunityRED,
> which provides digital safety for journalists, activists, and citizen
> journalists in conflict zones. If you like open source stuff, tech for good,
> or just plain doing good, come join us!
> Oh yeah, use this link for a 100% discount:
> (It's free! Of course.)
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