In honor of Charlie Hebdo, Humble Bundle to donate 100% of proceeds this week to Freedom of the Press Foundation

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Leading pay-what-you-want service launches new bundle in support of Charlie Hebdo

San Francisco, Calif. - January 22, 2015 - Following recent tragic events in France, Humble Bundle is doing its part to honor Charlie Hebdo by partnering with a number of French game developers as well as noted author, Cory Doctorow, who are coming together in a united show of support for the victims.  

Humble Weekly Bundle: Je Suis Charlie supports the Freedom of the Press Foundation. With typical Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated -- between the developer/publisher and charity. However, in this instance, 100% of the bundle's proceeds will go towards FPF and neither Humble Bundle nor participating developers are taking a cut.

https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

Customers can name their price for Type:Rider, Finding Teddy, and Little Big Adventure.

Customers who donate $6 or more will receive all of the above plus FarSky, Strike Vector and the audiobook Homeland by Cory Doctorow.

"The answer to bad speech is more speech," said author Cory Doctorow. "Whether you're an extremist murdering your ideological opponents or a grandstanding elected politician who jails people who say things you disagree with, your deeds are an admission that you don't believe that your arguments are convincing enough to win your opponents over, so they have to be swept off the board."

“The tragic attack on the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo was an attack on press freedom itself, and we’re proud to defend journalists across the world who refuse to bend their rights in the face of danger," said Trevor Timm, executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation. “We're deeply grateful to the Humble community for showing their support for press freedom. We’ll be using these generous donations to the fight for brave journalists everywhere, so that their right to publish is preserved no matter the threat.”

The Humble Weekly Bundle: Je Suis Charlie runs from now until Thursday, January 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

About Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between content creators, charity and a humble tip. Humble Bundle also offers the Humble Store, a digital storefront that features great games at great prices with a portion of sales going to select charities. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has helped empower its community to allocate more than $51 million toward charity to date. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com

About Freedom of the Press Foundation

Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) is a non-profit organization that supports and defends public-interest journalism dedicated to transparency and accountability. FPF crowd-funds for a variety of independent journalism organizations, and works to preserve and strengthen the rights guaranteed to the press under the First Amendment.

FPF currently manages the SecureDrop project, an open-source whistleblower submission system originally created by the late Aaron Swartz, and teaches journalists how to use encryption tools to better protect their sources in the age of mass surveillance.

FPF was founded in 2012 by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Daniel Ellsberg, and other long-time free speech advocates. Recently, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden joined FPF’s board of directors. Learn more at https://freedom.press

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