Equitable Internet Access For All
Today, affordable and meaningful access to the internet is an essential enabler of human rights. We advocate for policies and technologies to support equitable access to a free, open, and secure internet, and capacity-building to enable marginalized people and communities to make the most of it.
More than 3.5 billion left in the dark: why we’re still fighting to reach U.N. targets for internet access
Imagine the world coming together to envision, plan, and commit to creating a better future — for everyone, everywhere.
Freedom of Expression
Access Now joins civil society organizations in calling for safe and open access to online conferencing platforms in Tunisia.
Freedom of Expression
Access Now applauds the U.S. Senate for passing an infrastructure bill that would help get people online.
Freedom of Expression
As the Russia-Ukraine crisis escalates to war, the tech sector must do more than merely comply with sanctions. Here are our recommendations for mitigating human rights harms.
What they did in the shadows: Internet shutdowns and atrocities in Ukraine
Approaching two years since the full-scale invasion, we document the atrocities in Ukraine and the inflicted suffering on its people.
A1 Telekom Austria Group: ensure people’s access to open and secure internet during Belarusian elections
Private tech, humanitarian problems: how to ensure digital transformation does no harm
Our new report, Mapping Humanitarian Tech: exposing protection gaps in digital transformation programmes, examines how humanitarian-tech partnerships impact people and communities at risk.
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.
#KeepItOn: Comoros must not black out the internet to quell post-election protests
#KeepItOn ግጭት፦ አማራ ክልል ውስጥ የኢንተርኔት መዘጋት በሰው ላይ የሚያሳድረው ጫና
ከአማራ ክልል ካሉ ሰዎች የተገኙ 11 ታሪኮች
#KeepItOn in Bangladesh: ensure open, free internet before, during, and after elections
Authorities in Bangladesh must guarantee unfettered access to the internet and all other digital communication channels through all phases of the election cycle.
#KeepItOn: Bangladeshi authorities must protect open and secure internet throughout the 2024 elections
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition are calling on Bangladeshi authorities in Banglades to ensure people across the country have full access to the internet, social media platforms, and communication channels before, during, and after upcoming parliamentary elections.
Indian government must withdraw the Telecommunications Bill, 2023, to protect fundamental rights
International group of organisations and experts urge DoT, India to withdraw the Telecommunications Bill, 2023, and protect fundamental rights
Internet shutdowns and the UDHR: why internet access matters for human rights in the digital age
On the 75th anniversary of the UDHR, we explain why stopping internet shutdowns is key for upholding fundamental human rights in the digital age.
فلسطين خارج التغطية: كيف تقطع إسرائيل الإنترنت عن غزة
يقدّم هذا التقرير دراسة لحالة الإنترنت في قطاع غزة طوال شهر أكتوبر 2023 من خلال تحليلٍ حركة الإنترنت حسب مزوّدي خدمات الإنترنت في مختلف مواقع القطاع.
#KeepItOn in conflict: the human impact of internet shutdowns in Amhara region, Ethiopia
This 11 stories from Ethiopian people tells the human impact of internet shutdowns in the Amhara region of Ethiopia in the past 100+ days.
How Israel is shutting down the internet in Gaza
Palestine unplugged: how Israel disrupts Gaza’s internet
This report illustrates the state of Gaza’s internet throughout October 2023 by looking at internet traffic by ISPs and locations.
دعوة مفتوحة من منظمات حقوق الإنسان لوقف فوري لإطلاق النار على الأرض ورقمياً في غزة، وبحق الفلسطينيين/ات حول العالم
نحن، مجموعة من مؤسسات المجتمع المدني ومنظمات حقوق الإنسان الرقمية، ننضم إلى الدعوة المفتوحة للوقف الفوري لإطلاق النار في غزة.