Media coverage: Toronto Star.

Citizen Lab partner ASL19 is one of 30 shortlisted candidates for the Dutch government’s Human Rights Tulip award. An international panel headed by former UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue will select the winner from six finalists, three of which will be chosen by the public via online voting. The award, established six years ago, is an annual award given to individuals or organizations that promote human rights in innovative fashion. It carries a prize of 100,000 euros from the office of the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs.

ASL19 works to stay ahead of Iranian government surveillance tools by producing circumvention and digital literacy tools for Iranians to access the internet securely and privately.

A profile of ASL19 on the award website can be found here.