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NedaNet and Anonymous Iran: Websites Providing Anonymity for Protesters

Nominated by Sarah Kuck

Iran.gifSince Iranian officials announced that incumbent candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won the presidency, millions of Iranians have taken to the streets to protest what they believe was a fraudulent election. Since then, the world has been watching as the situation has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's threats have turned into action, leaving hundreds of Iranian protesters injured and an undetermined number dead. (This source states that 150 may have died on June 21 alone.)

People providing information about what is happening in Iran are risking their lives to do so, and deserve our support. Here are just a couple of examples:


NedaNet is a group of hackers working to support the democratic revolution in Iranian. Their mission is to help the Iranian people by setting up networks of proxy severs, anonymizers, and any other appropriate technologies that can enable them to communicate and organize — a network beyond the censorship or control of the Iranian regime. To help their efforts, you can add bandwith and computing power to their network. This is helpful because the more widely dispersed the network is, the less vulnerable it will be to denial-of-service attacks, blacklisting, or physical action by the Iranian government and its terrorist allies.

Anonymous Iran

Anonymous Iran uses a different approach, supporting anonymized chat communication and offering advice on secure communications. The site is already home to more than 25,000 posts and has almost 3,000 international members. Topics range from how to keep your anonymity in Iran to resources for activists. Find video, reports and online discussions at

If you know of any more, please leave them in the comments below.

This piece is part of Worldchanging's Attention Philanthropy campaign. All week long, the Worldchanging Network will be delivering "attention grants" to worthy projects, individuals, resources and more. You can learn more about these gifts of notice and find other entries by clicking here.

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"Attention grant"... that's a clever way of putting it.

Posted by: Todd on 10 Jul 09

have you tried tor?

Posted by: jhg on 12 Jul 09

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