Censorship, illegal surveillance, restricting access to the Internet, and limiting public assembly are hallmarks of authoritarian regimes. The Artistic Freedom Center believes that the ability of artists and their fans to freely interact and appreciate art without fear of persecution, detention or harassment is an inalienable right in today's society. In countries where dictatorships restrict access to the Internet, AFC supports underground artists and their fans with technical tools, applications, and the opportunity and know-how to distribute and access art in a private, safe manner. For example, the AFC team has:
Virtual Private Network

Developed Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to allow citizens in closed countries to avoid government censorship while accessing the internet

Local Distribution
Developed local street teams to disseminate print media and promotional materials for censored artists