Rita Zolotova, Director of Public Policy @ Wickr
Wickr is built on a strong belief that privacy is a universal human right that fuels global innovation and economic growth and empowers democracy.
In an effort to enable private communications for the most vulnerable communities around the world, Wickr has opened access to its free private messenger Wickr Me for Iranian users. We have long worked with human rights activist and journalist communities in high-risk environments and know firsthand how important it is for civil society to have tools that enable strong default rather than opt-in end-to-end privacy. Strong encryption is exactly what keeps people alive in the face of government threats to not only prosecute, but execute peaceful protesters.
- I encourage @myWickr & @whispersystems to figure out other ways to unblock both apps in #Iran & provide free videos in Persian how to use the apps— Abdalaziz Alhamza (@3z0ooz) January 3, 2018
- I call on the IT trainers to reach the Iranian out based civil society & activists to give them TOT to train activists in #Iran
Source: Abdalaziz Alhamza, a Syrian journalist and activist