Tell MENA authorities: #NoExamShutdown
Year after year, the MENA region has led the world in exam-related shutdowns. With the 2023 exam season in the region quickly approaching, it’s time to take action and demand change! #NoExamShutdown
2023 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2023 elections watch to #KeepItOn.
РУКОВОДСТВО ПО ОТКЛЮЧЕНИЮ ИНТЕРНЕТА И ВЫБОРАМ
Manual sobre apagones de internet y elecciones
Internet shutdowns and elections handbook
The Call for Proposals for RightsCon Costa Rica is now open!
The Call for Proposals is open until January 12, 2023. Get started with our Guide to a Successful Proposal now!
Tell the African Union to help reconnect the internet in Tigray and across Ethiopia
The world must stand with the people of Ethiopia. Join us to call on African Union leaders to condemn the Ethiopian government’s prolonged shutdown, and intervene to restore internet access across Tigray and beyond.
Transparency Reporting Index
KeepItOn: frequently asked questions
KeepItOn: fighting internet shutdowns around the world
Biden Era Policy Tracker
Ban Biometric Surveillance
Las herramientas usadas para identificarnos, individualizarnos y rastrearnos donde vayamos son inherentemente incompatibles con los derechos humanos y las libertades civiles. Únete a la campaña para exigir respuestas a las empresas que las fabrican sobre #PorQuéNosVigilan.
RightsCon 2022: outcomes and tell us how we could make it better for the community next year
Thank you for participating at RightsCon 2022! Check out the RightsCon 2022 outcomes and tell us how we could make it even better for the community next year.
Join us June 6-10 for RightsCon 2022
Log in to the RightsCon platform to participate in the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age (June 6-10, 2022)!
#KeepItOn: 2022 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Elections and internet shutdowns are a disaster for democracy. See which countries the #KeepItOn coalition is watching in 2022.
Let us know how you’d like to be a part of the digital rights movement
Take this quick survey to help create an internet that better respects human rights.
Free Alaa (Arabic)
#FreeAlaa: You Have Not Yet Been Defeated
Tell U.S. FTC: Time to shut down Big Tech’s business model
Big Tech’s extractive, manipulative business model violates our privacy, fuels discrimination, and puts people’s lives at risk. It’s time for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to step in and shut it down with strong data protection rules. Sign the petition today!
Tell Facebook: Stop Silencing Palestine
Access Now and our partners have received hundreds of reports that social platforms — most notably Facebook and Instagram — are suppressing Palestinian protest hashtags, blocking livestreams, and removing posts and accounts. This has to stop. Now.
Ban Biometric Surveillance
More than 175 civil society organizations and experts around the world have already signed the open letter calling on decision makers to stand up against rights-abusing uses of biometric surveillance technologies. Will you join us to #BanBS?
Dark Patterns Tip Line
Report a dark pattern today to help us fight back against companies using manipulative design tactics to take our private information, money, and time.
Ban automated recognition of gender and sexual orientation
Automated recognition of gender and sexual orientation is scientifically flawed and puts LGBT+ lives at risk. The European Union has the opportunity to ban this technology and prevent such tools from being exported around the world. Sign now!
Reclaim your face from surveillance 🥸
Sign this European Citizens’ Initiative to urge EU lawmakers to put a stop to harmful, discriminatory biometric mass surveillance practices.
Help #KeepItOn during these 2021 elections
In 2021, at least a dozen countries with a history of internet shutdowns are headed to the polls for important elections, and people fighting for their democracies need the world’s solidarity and support.
U.S. Digital Rights in the Biden Era
As the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration and new U.S. Congress get to work, human rights in the digital era need to be at the top of their agenda. Here’s how we’re tracking U.S. tech policy in 2021 — and how you can help.
Stop Trump’s pro-censorship FCC nominee
Action Alert: Trump is trying to appoint one of the worst, most dangerous FCC commissioners the United States has ever seen to gut protections for free speech online, and Mitch McConnell is speeding the Senate toward his confirmation.
Disinformation Defense during the 2020 U.S. Election
Fighting disinformation in the U.S. is more important now than ever. Check out our guide on how to spot it, and what to do.
These women were jailed for TikTok 🚫 You can help them
At least three women have already been sentenced to jail for their TikTok videos, and now they are fighting their charges on appeal. Help pressure Egyptian authorities to free these women and revoke their sentences.
Tell U.S. FCC: Don’t help Trump spread disinformation
Disinformation has no place in a democracy. Tell the FCC to reject President Trump’s effort to bully his fact-checkers and fundamentally change Section 230 — the legal backbone of the internet.
#IWantALetter: Fight for detained human rights defenders in Egypt
During the pandemic, Egyptian authorities have stopped prisoners from communicating with their lawyers and loved ones, and they’re arresting people who protest poor prison conditions. Join us to demand more information and the release of human rights defenders.
Brazil: Fighting “fake news” shouldn’t violate privacy
The debate on the #PLFakeNews bill in Brazil has now moved to the Chamber of Deputies. Ask elected officials to remove provisions regarding account identification and message traceability.
Open letter to Facebook on violence-inciting speech: Act now to protect Ethiopians
Civil society organizations and individuals from around the world are calling on Facebook to immediately take action to stop its services from being used to incite violence, propagate hatred, and advance discrimination in Ethiopia.
Family of jailed human rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah attacked, sister detained
We call upon Egyptian authorities to immediately release Sanaa and Alaa and all the detained activists and human rights defenders who are being held for simply exercising their fundamental rights of assembly and freedom of expression.
Mais debate sobre “fake news” – e mais direitos também!
Junte-se a nós para pedir aos líderes de bancadas partidárias do Senado Federal que não coloquem em pauta o PL 2630/2020 esta semana e garantam um debate mais amplo e transparente sobre as melhores opções regulatórias para combater “fake news”.
Human rights defender Alaa needs you now more than ever!
Join us in taking action to #FreeAlaa and the 60,000 other political prisoners in Egypt, who lack basic rights and access to healthcare during COVID-19.
Demand U.S. FCC & Congress expand broadband and Lifeline access during COVID-19 crisis
Join us in demanding that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Congressional leadership expand internet and phone access for those who need it most.
#KeepItOn: internet shutdowns during COVID-19 will help spread the virus!
Join us in calling for an end to internet shutdowns that are putting lives at risk during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Nominate 2020 Privacy Defenders and Offenders
We’re honoring unique contributions to the fight to defend privacy around the world, and calling out the offenses of those who have played a notable role in undermining privacy rights. The call for nominations — recognizing work done in 2019 — is open until March 30, 2020, 11:59pm PST.
Salvemos Internet: La neutralidad de la red está en riesgo en México
El tiempo se agota: pídele al Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) que proteja la neutralidad de la red
Resoluciones del Año Nuevo
Así como nos esforzamos por mejorar nuestras vidas en el mundo real, también es importante pensar en cómo podemos mejorar nuestra vida en línea. Este año, en Access Now queremos ayudarle a incluir la seguridad en línea en sus objetivos para el 2020.
New Year, New Me
Just as we strive to improve our lives in the real world, it’s also important to think about how we can be better online. This year, we at Access Now are here to help make it super simple for you and your loved ones to include online safety in your goals for 2020!
#KEEPITON: MILLIONS IN INDIA FACING INTERNET SHUTDOWNS AMID PROTESTS
Take action now to stand with the people of India in calling on the government to immediately restore access to the internet and other communications services across the country and to #KeepItOn.
Civil society’s online home — .ORG — is for sale
This dubious deal was struck without consulting civil society groups that rely on .ORG to operate, without accounting for its impact on human rights, and without proper safeguards for the long-term health of online civic space. Join more than 600 organizations and thousands of concerned individuals in signing this petition to stop the sale of .ORG.
#MyDataMyRights: Demand data privacy position from U.S. presidential candidates
Join us in demanding that U.S. presidential candidates address how they will take a stand against corporate exploitation of our data in the upcoming Democratic presidential debates.
#WhyID: Protecting Our Identity in the Digital Age
Join the growing global movement calling on international actors and governments driving the rapid spread of centralized digital identity systems to put human rights first. We can’t afford to adopt this dangerous tech without first asking — #WhyID?
Wish this imprisoned activist a happy birthday
Award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor is facing a 10-year jail sentence for speaking out on social media about human rights violations in the UAE. On October 22, Ahmed will spend his 50th birthday behind bars, but we are letting him know he is not alone.
أرسل دعمك ومساندتك للناشط والمدون أحمد منصور بمناسبة عيد ميلاده
يواجه المدافع عن حقوق الإنسان عقوبة السجن لمدة 10 سنوات بسبب التحدث والتعبير على وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي حول انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان في الإمارات العربية المتحدة. وهو محتجز في الحبس الانفرادي، بلا سرير أو مياه جارية، كما أنه يتعرض للضرب وغيره من أشكال سوء المعاملة. في 22 أكتوبر، سيقضي أحمد عيد ميلاده الخمسين خلف القضبان، لكننا نعلمه أنه ليس وحده!
Raise your voice for Alaa’s freedom
Only six months after his release from prison, Alaa Abdel Fattah was arrested again. Share the call for the immediate release of Alaa and all the protesters arrested in the recent crackdown.
Get updates on digital rights issues around the world
Join our weekly newsletter and action alerts to stay on top of the digital rights issues around the world.
Sudan is cut off. Raise your voice!
This is not the first time Sudan has shut down the internet, but this time around, internet shutdowns have directly been followed by reports of systematic and organized killings and looting by the Transitional Military Council (TMC). Raise your voice on behalf of those who can’t.
Explore the 2019 RightsCon schedule, featuring 17 tracks and over 450 sessions
Browse the 2019 RightsCon schedule, featuring 17 tracks and over 450 sessions.
How is tech disrupting our human rights framework?
Help shape our message to the United Nations on the ways in which technology has disrupted our existing human rights framework — both for the good, in making it easier for more people to exercise their rights more fully, and for the bad, putting people at greater risk and allowing bad actors to violate rights on an even larger scale.
Help bring together the global digital rights community for RightsCon 2019
RightsCon’s greatest value is the diverse community of voices who come together to build a better future. You can help provide travel assistance to grassroots civil society leaders from around the world to ensure these important voices are heard.
¡Exijamos verdadera protección de datos en Panamá!
En este momento, los legisladores de Panamá quieren aprobar lo más pronto posible un proyecto de ley de protección de datos personales que fue elaborado sin participación de la sociedad civil y que no protege debidamente los derechos de los usuarios.
Stand up for strong data protection in Panama
Legislators in Panama are rushing to pass a hastily written data protection bill that was drafted without input from civil society and that fails to effectively protect users’ rights. Join our call to stop the vote and open a public consultation.
Would your internet activity put you at risk of going to jail in Egypt?
Take this quiz to see how your everyday online activities could put you at risk in Egypt, then share your results to help spread the word about rising threats to free expression.
Nominate your 2018 Human Rights Heroes & Villains
Every year, Access Now celebrates the heroes of human rights in the digital age, and we’re looking for nominations! We need your help to find the people and groups who are working to defend our rights.
Help Brazilians win on data protection
Stand with the people of Brazil by calling on President Temer to sign the General Data Protection Bill into law without any changes.
Honduras: Take action to prevent new pathway to online censorship
Legislators of the National Party of Honduras (the ruling party) have introduced a bill that endangers freedom of expression on the internet., and the final vote could happen at any moment. Tweet now to urge legislators to reject this bill and defend against online censorship.
Survey: Should the U.S. government collect social media accounts for visa applications?
Can you be deported for a tweet? Maybe soon. The U.S. government needs to know what you think! Weigh in by taking our short survey.
Save Crypto, Secure Australia
Weakening encryption weakens the entire internet and increases risks for everyone on it. Tell Australia’s law makers to say no to proposals that undermine strong encryption.
Help fight internet shutdowns. Share your story.
Join us in the global fight against internet shutdowns! Share your story, join the coalition, and spread the word to help #KeepItOn.
Support Access Now in the 2018 Privacy Challenge fundraiser!
We are fully committed to ensuring everyone — regardless of geography, identity, socioeconomic status, or technical skill — can enjoy their fundamental right to privacy online. And right now, any contributions you make to our work will be amplified through the 2018 Privacy Challenge fundraiser. Will you help us keep civil society safe and secure?
Call on U.S. senators to defend Net Neutrality
Take action today to urge uncommitted senators to vote YES on saving Net Neutrality, and to say thanks to those who have already promised to support the resolution.
Remember those resolutions you never scratched off the list? Here’s one you can do today that will last all year.
Access Now and our partners have put together a series of resources to help you understand all your options and make an informed decision about what kind of protections, especially multi-factor authentication, are best for you.
Don’t let U.S. Congress expand mass surveillance
Help spread the word about Sec 702 and tweet to your members of Congress to end warrantless surveillance!
Support community activists defending digital rights
By making a contribution, you will be providing much-needed resources to help ensure everyone — especially those most at risk — can freely and securely exercise their rights online. Give to us so that we may give, with every cent we receive going directly to grassroots organizations via our grants program.
Cameroon Shut Down the Internet — Again.
Let’s fight together again to #BringBackOurInternet and #KeepItOn. Send the tweets to the right to stand with the people of Cameroon.
Tell AT&T: Don’t sell our privacy!
Help us send an unmistakable message: don’t sell out our privacy.
Tell Blackstone: human rights abuses are a bad investment
Take action now to help make sure The Blackstone Group’s next investment does not put more surveillance technology in the hands of oppressive regimes.
This is a battle for the future of the internet
Take action now by sending your strong support for Net Neutrality to the FCC.
AT&T is selling your data to police
Speak up now – stop this program before government surveillance increases even more!
Tell Secretary Kelly: No “password-for-entry” at U.S. border
Your voice counts – take action NOW to stop discrimination
Take action: Help Tunisians defend their privacy
Join us in calling on Tunisian lawmakers to protect hard-won civil liberties, focus on advancing protections for an open and free society, and wholly reject the current proposed legislation.
Don’t Let the “Five Eyes” Break Encryption
Officials from some of the world’s most powerful governments are meeting in Canada this week to discuss proposals that would undermine cybersecurity while increasing surveillance and censorship. Stand together with 300+ global experts to protect strong encryption by tweeting the open letter to each of the Five Eyes governments.
Tell UAE: Release activist arrested for speaking out on social media
Access Now supports and campaigns on behalf of the many threatened bloggers and journalists worldwide, like Ahmed.
Use your voice! Tell Cameroon to turn the internet back on.
For over a month now, millions of people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been without internet because of a shutdown. Join us in calling on Cameroon’s local service providers to #BringBackOurInternet!
Don’t panic. Protect rights.
Help us improve the digital security of users at risk around the world! Chip in today.
Tell the EU Council: Protect our rights to privacy and security!
The Council of the EU could undermine encryption as soon as December. Take action to demand your right to security.
Join the fight against internet shutdowns!
Take the pledge to push back against internet shutdowns and help #KeepItOn!
Tell the Governments of the World: No Backdoors!
Sign our open letter to support the global fight for strong encryption.
Seguridad digital en riesgo en Argentina
URGENTE: La reforma electoral argentina criminalizará a auditores independientes. Twitea AHORA para ayudarlos.
U.S. Government wants to expand social media surveillance
U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to add an “optional” field asking people to list their social media accounts to its mandatory border-crossing forms.
Diga ao Brasil para manter a internet funcionando durante os Jogos Olímpicos
A autoridade de telecomunicações brasileira autorizou os militares usar equipamentos para bloquear a Internet durante os Jogos Olímpicos. Diga ao governo que mantenha a Internet funcionando!
Tell Brazilian authorities to keep the internet on during the Olympics!
The Brazilian authority is allowing the military to shut down the internet during the Olympic Games. Tell them to keep the internet on!
U.S. CUSTOMS WANTS YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNTS
Does the U.S. government follow you on Twitter and Facebook? Maybe it will soon. Weigh in on the CBP’s proposal by taking our short survey below. We’ll file your responses directly with the agency.
Help get Net Neutrality across the finish line!
We have one last opportunity to make sure Net Neutrality rules in the EU are the strongest possible. Act now to put an end to net discrimination in the EU for good.
Tencent shareholders: have you checked your company’s digital rights record?
Let’s make sure Tencent’s major shareholders are aware of the work that needs to be done to improve the company’s digital rights record.
Diga aos legisladores brasileiros, rejeitem o bloqueio de sites e #KeepitOn!
Pela segunda vez em seis meses, um juiz brasileiro ordenou aos provedores de internet do país a bloquear o WhatsApp, cortando o acesso de 100 milhões de usuários em uma só canetada.
Tell Brazilian lawmakers to leave the internet alone and #KeepitOn!
Brazil just shut off access to WhatsApp for 100 million users. Tell Brazilian lawmakers to drop its dangerous cybercrime bills and keep the internet on!
No more internet shutdowns! Let’s #KeepItOn.
Join the interactive conversation on internet shutdowns and their impact at #KeepItOn. Let’s end internet shutdowns!
STAND UP FOR ENCRYPTION: NO BACKDOORS!
The U.S. Department of Justice is attempting to compel Apple to build software to bypass the security features of iPhones that keeps the devices’ hard drives encrypted. Sign this petition to demand that President Obama call off this attack on encryption. We demand both safety and security.
Say no to government surveillance of your travels!
The EU wants to create databases of information about everyone flying into, out of, or across Europe—no matter where you’re from or why you’re traveling. Tell European Parliament to say “No” to the EU PNR Directive. Send a “boarding pass” to MEPs.
Act now to #StopCISA
The dangerous CISA cyber-surveillance bill is on the move AGAIN. Send U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul a tweet and ask him to stand strong for privacy.
What should we say at the U.N.?
Take our two-question survey to help develop our speech for the United Nations in the WSIS+10 process.
Stop France’s All-Seeing Surveillance Eye
French Parliament is trying to pass a mass surveillance bill that would violate the privacy rights of millions around the world. Tell the French Senate to vote NO!
Tell Obama: Real security means #NoBackdoors
Sign our We the People petition calling for strong encryption policies to stand up for privacy and security online.
Hey @Twitter! Bring back #Politwoops.
Twitter just turned off an essential tool to hold politicians accountable in 32 countries. Click here to tweet at key people at Twitter and sign the petition to get Politwoops turned back on!
Come Clean Telefónica: Am I Being Tracked?
Join us in calling on Telefónica to respect your privacy and respond to our report by coming clean about its use of tracking headers.
Restore internet services in Nauru!
This month, the Nauru government officially announced it would block Facebook and internet services until it could pass measures to protect its residents from “abusive” content online. Sign the petition to tell the government of Nauru to turn the internet back on!