Berlin, with its added historical experience of mass surveillance in the GDR, provides the best setting for a technology activism and policy hub, and it is already the place where many technology activists from all over the world live and meet. We created a physical work space with peer- and public education capabilities. This center, designed to grow into a full-fledged digital freedom institute, builds on the existing community and provides the infrastructure to coordinate and collaborate with activists and advocacy groups world wide.
The core of this hub is currently operating in a space we provide. It is used by developers working on technology that respect human rights, such as anti-censorship tools and privacy enhancing communication technologies, as well as by investigative journalists and activists.