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Founded in 2014, Project Galileo is Cloudflare’s response to cyber attacks launched against important, yet vulnerable targets, like artistic groups, humanitarian organizations, and the voices of political dissent. These attacks have become all too prevalent and powerful in recent years.
The Internet is a powerful tool for spreading and expanding ideas. Cloudflare’s mission to help build a better Internet includes protecting free expression online for vulnerable groups. When journalists, social activists, and minority groups are repeatedly flooded with malicious traffic in an attempt to knock them offline, and keep them offline, the Internet stops fulfilling its promise.
Such organizations often face attacks from powerful and entrenched opponents, yet operate on limited budgets and lack the resources to secure themselves against malicious traffic intended to silence them.
Cloudflare provides robust security to enterprises that are the targets of DDoS and other cyber attacks. Cloudflare’s Project Galileo has made that same security available for at-risk public interest websites at no cost.
We will offer services through Project Galileo to any proposed recipient if brought to us by or approved by any one of our trusted partners. Such inclusion does not require and should not be understood as endorsement by all our diverse partner organizations.
Any qualified vulnerable public interest web property can seek participation in Project Galileo. Examples of participants include, but are not limited to: minority rights organizations, human rights organizations, independent media outlets, arts groups, and democracy and voter protection programs.
Many of our Galileo participants are under threat of persecution. In an effort to keep participants safe from potential backlash, Cloudflare will not publicly announce sites involved in Project Galileo without explicit permission. We are grateful the following groups were willing to share their stories.
Majal’s network of websites offer a rare outlet for self-expression to those who need it most. Learn how they protect their sites with Project Galileo.Read the case study
The Interfaith Enlightenment Center set out to help by raising money for building projects and working with local leaders to source building material.Read the case study
Women’s March Global seeks to empower women to advance women’s rights in their local communities and unite grassroots movements worldwide.Read the case study
Learn how VOST Portugal managed an influx of traffic during the recent fuel crisis with the help of Project Galileo.Read the case study
BullyingCanada works to provide direct services to youths and their families to help them resolve bullying situations. Learn how Project Galileo helps.Read the case study
The biggest threat to Bedayaa is tracking and censorship by the government.Read the case study
Editorial cartoonists are like canaries in the press freedom coal mine.Read the case study
Unfortunately we work in a country where journalism is always attacked and often censored.Read the case study
Truth is a commodity. There are always people wanting to raise or lower the value of that commodity, or get rid of it altogether.Read the case study
We run a small, efficient infrastructure footprint, with our website being in the forefront.Read the case study
Information is powerful. The Internet Archive believes that sharing it will provide for a more innovative, more equal future.Read the case study
Local Law Enforcement relies upon us to get the word out when they are looking for people and the community relies upon us to keep them informed.Read the case study
Put simply, our mission is to set music free.Read the case study
Raissa Robles’ Challenge: Publishing controversial stories without being taken offline.Read the case study
We aim to build a more open and multicultural media environment to ultimately open up and diversify society as a whole.Read the case study
We broke the story about the 2 billion USD corruption scandal in April 2015, and that’s been pretty much our work since.Read the case study
Sin Embargo’s Challenge: Delivering the truth, when powerful actors don’t want it known.Read the case study
The mission of The Trevor Project is to provide this powerful support and end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.Read the case study
It was necessary to provide a secure environment to website users, and that is what brought us to Project Galileo.Read the case study
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