Every week, CKS brings you a diversity of Internet Freedom community leaders!

Upcoming Events

Connect, share and network with

digital rights defenders around the globe.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get updates on projects, regions, job openings, funding opportunities and more!

From virtual coffees to community knowledge share workshops, the IFF hosts daily virtual gatherings designed to connect the individuals around the world fighting for digital rights and Internet Freedom. Check out our virtual calendar of events.

Looking for opportunities or a new career in the Internet Freedom space? Looking for a new hire at your organization or project? Check out the Job Board on the IFF Wiki.

The IFF elevates the voices of frontline, at-risk communities, and works hard to improve the community health and diversity of the Internet Freedom Space. Invest in us so we can continue supporting the communities fighting for your digital rights.

✨ Reminder, today at 9am EDT: is the weekly #IFFGlitterMeetup on the IFF Mattermost Square Channel!✨ Bring your best glitter memes and get your #questions ready! internetfreedomfestival.org/w…

About 28 minutes ago from InternetFF / Weekday @ 10am EST Community Checkin's Twitter via TweetDeck


BlogIFF Updates
April 1, 2020

Challenges Cultivating Communities Online during COVID-19

This is the feedback after the Glitter Meetup on how to better facilitate workshops and communities online.
BlogCommunity News
March 30, 2020

Censorship and Disinformation to Blame for the Spread of COVID-19

The following article summarizes information shared during the Internet Freedom Festival’s weekly community gathering that took place on March 19.
BlogIFF Updates
February 27, 2020

Health Measures for COVID-19

It is too early to tell what impact, if any, travel restrictions being imposed by multiple countries in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will have on…
More from the IFF blog

The Internet Freedom Festival is a tool to grow, diversify, support and strengthen solidarity between the diverse networks working on digital rights, online privacy, safety and security, and the future of the Internet. This includes human rights defenders, FLOSS technologists, researchers, journalists, activists, and civil society community members.

During the year, the IFF offers various tools and community engagements that help our community share knowledge, connect, and build capacity. This includes initiatives such as the weekly Glitter Meetup, IF job board, and one-to-one consultations. Once a year, we host our popular 5-day in-person festival that brings together over 1,000+ individuals from over 100+ countries, and features over 250+ sessions, workshops, meetups and social events, and over 3 kilos of glitter.ends –, and the conference’s sessions are picked by a geographically and professionally diverse fellows program.

The Internet Freedom Festival is, unlike any other conference focusing on the fight against censorship and surveillance due to its spotlight on diversity of ethnicity, region, gender, and thought that’s represented. The IFF is also probably one of the most inclusive and celebratory events in the space, raising up individuals and their various projects/disciplines.

Matt Mitchell

Director of Digital Safety & Privacy at Tactical Tech

The IFF Community Empowerment Program

We are happy to announce the first ever Internet Freedom Festival Community Empowerment Program (CEP) cohort! The ten individuals chosen for IFF 2020 represent 10 countries and 8 regions of the world, and are reflective of the diverse disciplines and communities found in the Internet Freedom space. The CEP is a new initiative of the IFF designed for community builders working at the intersection of human rights and technology.

Partners and Supporters





2020 Internet Freedom Festival Partners






2020 Internet Freedom Festival Villages



2020 Diversity & Inclusion Fund Donors



2020 Internet Freedom Festival Supporters







Get in touch

team [at]

internetfreedomfestival [ dot ] org