Freedom of Expression
We work for freedom of expression for all, from circumventing censorship, to promoting rights-respecting solutions to regulating online speech, to standing up for those who are silenced for speaking truth to power.
#FreeAlaa: You Have Not Yet Been Defeated
On April 2, 2022, and after years of unlawful imprisonment, mistreatment, and torture, Egyptian activist, blogger, and software developer Alaa Abd El-Fattah shaved his head and started a hunger strike on the first day of Ramadan.
Türkiye: Big tech should protect free speech and resist state censorship
We join ARTICLE 19, HRW, and 19 rights groups in calling on social media platforms to protect users’ free expression rights amidst increasing state censorship ahead of Türkiye’s municipal elections.
In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech
Saudi authorities have proposed two laws that would further restrict free expression online, even potentially silencing people outside Saudi Arabia.
President Nana Akufo-Addo must reject Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill
Access Now condemns a move from the Ghanaian parliament to pass the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill on 28 February.
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
This Access Now report documented cases of how Meta censors Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram.
Meta must act: stop the systematic censorship of Palestinian voices
Meta’s ongoing censorship of Palestine-related content during times of conflict is a systemic issue, not a glitch that needs addressing.
المجتمع المدني في تونس: نحن شركاء ولسنا عملاء
تنضم أكساس ناو إلى 46 منظمة مجتمع مدني في إعلان يهدف إلى دعم الحفاظ على المرسوم رقم 88 الخاص بتنظيم الجمعيات.
2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2024 elections watch to #KeepItOn.
Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking
The 2023 fact-checking amendment contradicts the right to free speech and expression under Indian and international law.
Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Access Now launched the new investigation report on how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan.
The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain
Today marks three years since Myanmar’s junta seized power in a violent coup. Access Now is calling on the international community to offer resources to resist digital oppression.
A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship
Access Now and a coalition of human rights organizations call on the international and business community to resist the digital coup in Myanmar.