Publeaks improves security for journalists and their sources. Easy-to-use counter-surveillance technology and digital security training for journalists enable secure communication between whistleblowers and investigative reporters.
Receive, check, publish
Publeaks makes use of open source software GlobaLeaks made available by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights. Whistleblowers remain anonymous and choose which of the participating media and civil society organizations they wish to communicate their information to.
It is up to the investigative journalists to undertake the important tasks of deciding on the relevance of tips and to verify the information. Only after a thorough investigation will a story be published to publicly expose wrongdoings. In this way, the public gets to hear about matters which the authorities, powerful business and criminal gangs want to keep under wraps.
Free Press Unlimited has been involved in setting up Publeaks in four countries: Mexico (Méxicoleaks), Kenya and South Africa (AfriLEAKS) and the Netherlands (Publeaks NL). But the number of platforms around the world is growing. New platforms are planned for Indonesia, Mongolia, Nigeria and other countries. The Publeaks mission is to connect witnesses with the media, no matter who they are.