About Dispatch

Dispatch allows journalists in conflict areas to publish their work instantly and securely. Using a unique, identity-based encryption scheme, Dispatch protects your real identity while assuring your readers that the material you publish is genuine.


Dispatch is a collaborative research project between Columbia and Stanford Universities, funded by the Brown Institute for Media and Innovation. The Brown Institute supports the development of new and innovative technologies for journalism.

Dispatch also leverages the research work of the Stanford MobiSocial lab, specifically the Musubi platform. Learn more about all of the teams involved in the project in the Research section.