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Restore Telecoms and Internet Connectivity in Gaza Now!

Israel’s digital occupation of Palestine

Access Now calls for a physical and digital ceasefire for Palestinians currently under seige in Gaza and facing online attacks around the world. We stand in solidarity with all those impacted by this conflict.

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Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023

28 May 2024

In 2023, Access Now Grants supported activists facing digital threats around the world, from Palestine to Myanmar to Ukraine and beyond.

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Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023
28 May 2024
Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023
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Transparency
Transparency

Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation

21 May 2024

Ahead of the Meta AGM, Meta’s shareholders are pushing the company for increased transparency on content moderation.

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Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation
21 May 2024
Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation
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Internet Shutdowns
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#KeepItOn: why we’re updating our internet shutdown tracking methodology 

15 May 2024

The #KeepItOn coalition has made some important changes to its STOP methodology for tracking internet shutdowns.

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#KeepItOn: why we’re updating our internet shutdown tracking methodology 
15 May 2024
#KeepItOn: why we’re updating our internet shutdown tracking methodology 
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Internet Shutdowns
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The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023

15 May 2024

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 283 internet shutdowns in 2023 — the highest number since 2016.

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The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023
15 May 2024
The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023
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¿Qué pasó ayer?: El debate por el “derecho al olvido” permanece vigente en América Latina

25 Apr 2024
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¿Qué pasó ayer?: El debate por el “derecho al olvido” permanece vigente en América Latina
25 Apr 2024
¿Qué pasó ayer?: El debate por el “derecho al olvido” permanece vigente en América Latina
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Visualizing the Digital Security Helpline’s recent impact

25 Apr 2024

Here’s how Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline helped more than 3,000 members of civil society stay safe online in 2023.

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Visualizing the Digital Security Helpline’s recent impact
25 Apr 2024
Visualizing the Digital Security Helpline’s recent impact
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Content Governance
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Meta is revisiting its hate speech policy on Zionism — here’s why it’s (still) a bad idea

27 Mar 2024

Meta is (re)considering how to moderate content involving the term “Zionist.” Here’s why this hate speech policy is (still) a bad idea.

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Meta is revisiting its hate speech policy on Zionism — here’s why it’s (still) a bad idea
27 Mar 2024
Meta is revisiting its hate speech policy on Zionism — here’s why it’s (still) a bad idea
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Surveillance
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Falsos positivos, verdaderas consecuencias

26 Mar 2024
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Falsos positivos, verdaderas consecuencias
26 Mar 2024
Falsos positivos, verdaderas consecuencias
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Internet Shutdowns
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The Sudan conflict: how internet shutdowns deepen a humanitarian crisis

21 Mar 2024

These stories from the Sudan conflict show the human impact of the internet shutdowns that plunged the country into darkness last month.

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The Sudan conflict: how internet shutdowns deepen a humanitarian crisis
21 Mar 2024
The Sudan conflict: how internet shutdowns deepen a humanitarian crisis
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“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis

13 Mar 2024
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“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis
13 Mar 2024
“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis
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Reporte: ¿Cómo estamos regulando la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina?

12 Mar 2024
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Reporte: ¿Cómo estamos regulando la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina?
12 Mar 2024
Reporte: ¿Cómo estamos regulando la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina?
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Seeking Access Now’s next Executive Director

29 Feb 2024

The Access Now Board is launching the search for Access Now’s new Executive Director.

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Seeking Access Now’s next Executive Director
29 Feb 2024
Seeking Access Now’s next Executive Director

Stepping down so others can step up

29 Feb 2024

After almost 15 years at the helm, Access Now’s co-founder and Executive Director Brett Solomon is stepping down from the role, making way for a new leader.

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Stepping down so others can step up
29 Feb 2024
Stepping down so others can step up
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In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech

29 Feb 2024

Saudi authorities have proposed two laws that would further restrict free expression online, even potentially silencing people outside Saudi Arabia.

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In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech
29 Feb 2024
In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech
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Internet Shutdowns
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What they did in the shadows: Internet shutdowns and atrocities in Ukraine

22 Feb 2024

Approaching two years since the full-scale invasion, we document the atrocities in Ukraine and the inflicted suffering on its people.

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What they did in the shadows: Internet shutdowns and atrocities in Ukraine
22 Feb 2024
What they did in the shadows: Internet shutdowns and atrocities in Ukraine
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Transparency
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Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 

15 Feb 2024

The EU recently approved new rules intended to make political advertising more transparent. But will they deliver in time for June’s European elections?

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Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 
15 Feb 2024
Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections