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Flash

Drives

For

Freedom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve5XoXXXmiU

Smuggle in the outside world

on donated flash drives.

Donate USB drives to help us smuggle outside information into North Korea.

Believe it or not, USBs are a significant form of sharing information in North Korea. Many citizens have devices with USB ports. So for many years, North Korean defectors have organized efforts to smuggle outside info into North Korea on USB drives to counter Kim Jong-un’s constant propaganda. But these groups were buying USB drives at cost with limited resources. Flash Drives For Freedom is a campaign that travels the world inspiring people to donate their own USB drives. As a collaboration between the Human Rights Foundation, Forum 280, and USB Memory Direct, Flash Drives for Freedom is significantly increasing the capacities of these North Korean defector groups.

Donate Your USB Drive

Mail in your USB drives or donate cash to purchase drives. Every dollar donated in cash is equivalent to one drive.

Drives are Prepared

Logos are removed, then drives are erased and filled with content proven to inspire North Koreans to disbelieve Kim Jong-Un’s propaganda.

Drives are Smuggled In

The drives are smuggled into the country using many different methods.

Drives are distributed

A healthy black market distributes the drives throughout North Korea. The majority of North Koreans have access to devices that can read USB drives.

Campaign Impact

90,000

Drives donated and pledged

900,000

North Koreans reached

50

Hours of reading material disseminated

2.1

Hours of footage smuggled

1.23

Global media impressions

14,000,000

Earned media value
Aren’t you putting people in danger by sending drives?

The North Korean government strictly prohibits access to foreign information and media, and individuals found in possession of this material do face severe punishment. However, access to foreign information in North Korea has grown significantly in the last 20 years, and it is a valued and coveted commodity. In addition, HRF believes that access to information is a fundamental right, not a privilege.

Are donations tax-deductible?

If you would like a tax receipt for your donation of flash drives, please include your contact information (including email) as well as a description and estimated value of the donated goods.

What Goes on the Drives?

Our North Korean defector partners determine what goes on the drives. Content ranges from South Korean soap operas and Hollywood films, to Korean-language versions of Wikipedia and interviews with North Korean defectors.

How Does This Make An Impact?

These drives will carry content that is new and different from everything most North Koreans know. This authoritarian regime is most threatened by external information getting into the hands of its citizens.

Aren’t You Putting People In Danger By Sending Drives?

The North Korean government strictly prohibits access to foreign information and media, and individuals found in possession of this material do face severe punishment. However, access to foreign information in North Korea has grown significantly in the last 20 years, and it is a valued and coveted commodity. In addition, HRF believes that access to information is a fundamental right, not a privilege.

“It’s literally a key that

will unlock a new world

for North Koreans.”

-Wired Magazine

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Organize a Drive Drive

Your passion and community organizing skills can help raise awareness, resulting in the donation of flash drives on your campus, in your local community, or within your digital network. These drives will carry content that is new and different from everything most North Koreans know. This authoritarian regime is most threatened by external information getting into the hands of its citizens.

Organize a Drive Drive

Your passion and community organizing skills can help raise awareness, resulting in the donation of flash drives on your campus, in your local community, or within your digital network. These drives will carry content that is new and different from everything most North Koreans know. This authoritarian regime is most threatened by external information getting into the hands of its citizens.

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