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Aug. 8, 2014 | HRF in the News

Recap: Hack North Korea


On August 2-3, HRF had a gathering of over 100 technologists, engineers, venture capitalists, designers, coders, and North Korean defectors in downtown San Francisco for the world's first North Korea-focused hackathon. “Hack North Korea” participants broke into teams and produced a wide variety of ideas for getting information into the sealed-off country. A panel of judges heard presentations on concepts ranging from the low-tech, using slingshots to catapult banned materials over the border, to the more detailed, such as hiding films inside video games and creating private mesh networks. Journalists from the Bay Area and beyond attended the event, which was profiled in publications ranging from The Verge to The Wall Street Journal.

Jul. 29, 2014 | Press Releases

Cuba: HRF Asks U.N. to Inquire into Attack on Journalist

NEW YORK (July 29, 2014)—The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has submitted a petition to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (U.N. Special Rapporteur), requesting that he send an urgent appeal to the government of Cuba regarding the brutal assault of Cuban journalist Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez on June 11, 2014, and the repeated threats on his life. Guerra, who is the founder and director of the independent news agency Centro de Información Hablemos Press (CIHPRESS) in Cuba, was attacked solely for exercising his right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Jul. 28, 2014 | Press Releases

HRF to Host “Hack North Korea” in San Francisco on August 2-3

SAN FRANCISCO (July 24, 2014) – The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is pleased to announce that it will host Hack North Korea, a gathering of Bay Area technologists, investors, engineers, designers, and North Korean defectors that aims to spark better ideas for getting information into the world's most closed and isolated society. The event is by invitation only and will take place in San Francisco on August 2-3.

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