An open letter to the RightsCon community about RightsCon Costa Rica and what comes next
31 Aug 2023 •
We explain the challenges and exclusion some participants faced, apologize and take accountability for our role, and share thoughts on the road ahead.
Alaa Abd El Fattah RightsCon Keynote Address – 2011
2 Jun 2022 •
Alaa Abd El Fattah, prominent Egyptian activist gives a keynote address on the first day of RightsCon at Silicon Valley.
الكلمة الرئيسية لعلاء عبد الفتاح خلال مؤتمر رايتس كون – 2011
2 Jun 2022 •
ألقى علاء عبد الفتاح ، الناشط والمدون ومطور البرمجيات المصري البارز ، الكلمة الرئيسية في اليوم الأول من رايتس كون في وادي السيليكون.
Access Now’s statement on Myanmar at the U.N. Human Rights Council
23 Mar 2022 •
Myanmar’s military is engaged in a digital coup, and the international community must act. We spoke at the United Nations on Myanmar during the 49th session of the Human Rights Council to offer our recommendations.
Let us know how you’d like to be a part of the digital rights movement
15 Feb 2022 •
Take this quick survey to help create an internet that better respects human rights.
Dear Big Tech: Don’t help Russia deplatform civil society
31 Jan 2022 •
Russia wants social media platforms to block human rights group OVD-Info. Here’s why they should fight to keep OVD and other rights groups online.
Virtual worlds, real people: human rights in the metaverse
10 Dec 2021 •
Access Now and EFF call on governments and companies to address the risks that XR technologies and the “metaverse” pose to human rights.
Cancelled event — Voices from Ethiopia: Living through internet shutdowns
3 Nov 2021 •
Access Now has cancelled the event “Voices from Ethiopia: Living through internet shutdowns,” scheduled for November 4, 2021.
Access Now addresses the U.N. Security Council on countering hate speech online
28 Oct 2021 •
Before the United Nations Security Council, Access Now explained proactive ways to address and counter hate speech online.
Apple taking pause after civil society calls to shelve on-device image hash scanning
3 Sep 2021 •
Apple’s plan to implement client-side scanning is not a viable or proportionate solution to Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) online. The plan circumvents end-to-end encryption and puts everyone’s privacy and security at risk by reducing individuals’ control over their own devices.