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.
Spyware in Serbia: civil society under attack
Access Now and our partners have discovered that civil society in Serbia have been targeted with invasive spyware technology. Here’s what we know.
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.
Telegram in Kenya: keep people connected during national exams
People in Kenya have the right to access information and communicate freely online — including through messaging applications like Telegram.
Slipping down the authoritarian hole: Nepal must lift the TikTok ban
Nepal must reverse its ban on TikTok and publish recent directives for social media platforms.
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.
Let the courts decide: civil society takes on EU’s dangerous terrorist content regulation
The coalition filed a complaint against the French decree implementing the EU regulation on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content.
DSA: the war on Gaza is not an excuse to silence people online
The EU’s fast-tracked “solution” to the spread of illegal content online could result in long-term consequences to freedom of speech.