Get Involved with PANIC BUTTON

We are a growing community and always on the look out for people who want to contribute to the app and project.

Are you a human rights defender, activist, journalist who would like to test the app and help us to improve it to better meet your needs? Are you a developer of designer with some extra time and skills to lend? Or do you simply care about human rights and want to help improve a tool that will directly support individuals around the world who face threats because they stand up for freedom of expression and the rights of others. If you are, we want to hear from you!

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

  1. Download and test Panic Button! We are looking for Android users around the world to help us to text the first public beta release of the Panic Button app. In particular we want to hear from human rights defenders, journalists and others who face risks due to their work. Contact us to share feedback and ideas to help us improve the app.

As Panic Button is in a Beta testing phase we expect that the app will still have technical bugs on some mobile devices. You can help us to fix these problems by reporting a bug to us here. Alternatively, please contact us directly for support.

  1. Contribute to making app improvements

Have an idea about how we can improve the app? All our code, designs and feature ideas can be found on our Github repo. From time to time we have also run codejams, hackathaons and open design days and have invited developers, designers, videomakers, trainers and security experts to help us work through specific design and implementation challenges. Follow us to hear about future events.

Activists brainstorm and prioritise some of the potential features for ‘Panic Button’ in an open design workshop in Nairobi. © Amnesty International


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