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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.

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Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
Content Governance
Content Governance

It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

19 Feb 2024

This Access Now report documented cases of how Meta censors Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram.

Publication
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
19 Feb 2024
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
Content Governance
Content Governance

Meta must act: stop the systematic censorship of Palestinian voices

19 Feb 2024

Meta’s ongoing censorship of Palestine-related content during times of conflict is a systemic issue, not a glitch that needs addressing.

Press Release
Meta must act: stop the systematic censorship of Palestinian voices
19 Feb 2024
Meta must act: stop the systematic censorship of Palestinian voices
How to get rid of targeted ads on TikTok (only in the EU)
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Researchers call out TikTok for removing feature that counts views for Gaza war videos

10 Feb 2024
News
Researchers call out TikTok for removing feature that counts views for Gaza war videos
The New Arab ↗
10 Feb 2024
Researchers call out TikTok for removing feature that counts views for Gaza war videos
India fake news
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

المجتمع المدني في تونس: نحن شركاء ولسنا عملاء

9 Feb 2024

تنضم أكساس ناو إلى 46 منظمة مجتمع مدني في إعلان يهدف إلى دعم الحفاظ على المرسوم رقم 88 الخاص بتنظيم الجمعيات.

Press Release
المجتمع المدني في تونس: نحن شركاء ولسنا عملاء
9 Feb 2024
المجتمع المدني في تونس: نحن شركاء ولسنا عملاء
#StopSilencingPalestine
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Inside Meta, a debate over when the word ‘Zionist’ is hate speech

9 Feb 2024
News
Inside Meta, a debate over when the word ‘Zionist’ is hate speech
Washington Post ↗
9 Feb 2024
Inside Meta, a debate over when the word ‘Zionist’ is hate speech
KeepItOn 2024 Elections and Internet Shutdowns Watch
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch

5 Feb 2024

Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2024 elections watch to #KeepItOn.

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2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch
5 Feb 2024
2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Gaza Paltel
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Gaza aid in-depth: Response leaders warn of extreme obstacles, even with a ceasefire

1 Feb 2024
News
Gaza aid in-depth: Response leaders warn of extreme obstacles, even with a ceasefire
The New Humanitarian ↗
1 Feb 2024
Gaza aid in-depth: Response leaders warn of extreme obstacles, even with a ceasefire
TikTok
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking 

1 Feb 2024

The 2023 fact-checking amendment contradicts the right to free speech and expression under Indian and international law.

Press Release
Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking 
1 Feb 2024
Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking 
Image of the Investigation report: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Surveillance
Surveillance

Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan

1 Feb 2024

Access Now launched the new investigation report on how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan.

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Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
1 Feb 2024
Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
header image: pushing back against IMEI registration in Myanmar
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain

31 Jan 2024

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.

Press Release
The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain
31 Jan 2024
The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain
Myanmar's digital dictatorship
Connectivity
Connectivity

A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship

31 Jan 2024

Access Now and a coalition of human rights organizations call on the international and business community to resist the digital coup in Myanmar.

Press Release
A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship
31 Jan 2024
A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship
#StopSilencingPalestine
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Fatafta: Gaza i globalne rasprave o njoj su pod digitalnom opsadom Izraela

27 Jan 2024
News
Fatafta: Gaza i globalne rasprave o njoj su pod digitalnom opsadom Izraela
Al Jazeera ↗
27 Jan 2024
Fatafta: Gaza i globalne rasprave o njoj su pod digitalnom opsadom Izraela
Shutdowns in Myanmar
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

ကမ္ဘာ့မျက်မှောက်ရေးရာ။

25 Jan 2024
News
ကမ္ဘာ့မျက်မှောက်ရေးရာ။
BBC ↗
25 Jan 2024
ကမ္ဘာ့မျက်မှောက်ရေးရာ။
Apple threat notifications
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

On eve of final negotiations, US says consensus growing around ‘narrow’ UN cybercrime treaty

23 Jan 2024
News
On eve of final negotiations, US says consensus growing around ‘narrow’ UN cybercrime treaty
The Record ↗
23 Jan 2024
On eve of final negotiations, US says consensus growing around ‘narrow’ UN cybercrime treaty
Content governance in times of crisis: applying international humanitarian, criminal, and human rights law
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Journalists say tech giants aid suppression

20 Jan 2024
News
Journalists say tech giants aid suppression
Deutsche Welle ↗
20 Jan 2024
Journalists say tech giants aid suppression
#StopSilencingPalestine
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Palestinians are documenting the war for millions on social media. Their followers have come to see them as family.

19 Jan 2024
News
Palestinians are documenting the war for millions on social media. Their followers have come to see them as family.
CNN ↗
19 Jan 2024
Palestinians are documenting the war for millions on social media. Their followers have come to see them as family.