On the 5th of July 2012, the United Nations passed a resolution on internet free speech. 71 countries made it clear that human rights should be as valid online as they are offline.
Unfortunately, many of the countries that signed the resolution do not respect human rights online. They spy on their citizens and block certain content.
The 5th of July Foundation is here to protect human rights online, in accordance with the UN resolution. Based in Sweden, the foundation gives internet users around the globe concrete tools to increase their security, privacy and liberty.
Our tools for security, privacy and liberty
We keep track on the state of the internet worldwide
The 5th of July Foundation actively monitors internet politics.
News in English
Henrik “HAX” Alexandersson edits our international news blog (currently on a hiatus).
News in Swedish
Femte juli keeps an eye on internet politics in Sweden and abroad.
Our podcast lets us discuss internet politics in depth with relevant guests.
We support human rights activists
The 5th of July Foundation provides free VPN accounts to activists, dissidents and academics in countries where the internet is blocked or where activists are persecuted.