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Carolyn Tackett

Campaigns & Rapid Response Director

As the Campaigns & Rapid Response Director at Access Now, Carolyn is a member of the joint senior leadership team for Access Now's Advocacy arm, which brings together a wide range of policy, communications, legal, and campaign strategies to advance human rights in the digital age. As leader of the Campaigns & Rapid Response team, Carolyn provides strategic leadership on high-priority campaigns across the full spectrum of Access Now’s work, manages a growing cohort of advocates leading global and cross-sectional campaigns and coalitions, and mobilizes organizational resources to facilitate effective rapid response in moments of crisis. She has a strong background in public international law, including work with the U.N. Committee against Torture Project, the Public International Law & Policy Group, and American University International Law Review. Carolyn received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University School of International Service, and B.A. from Princeton University, where she focused on international relations and Chinese foreign policy.
KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns

Shrinking democracy, growing violence: 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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Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
15 May 2024
Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
STOP Methodology KeepItOn 2023

#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 
KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns

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
STOP Methodology KeepItOn 2023

Shutdown Tracker Optimization Project (STOP) 

15 May 2024

Learn about STOP, our methodology for tracking internet shutdowns around the world.

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Shutdown Tracker Optimization Project (STOP) 
15 May 2024
Shutdown Tracker Optimization Project (STOP) 
KeepItOn 2024 Elections and Internet Shutdowns Watch

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
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet

دعوة مفتوحة من منظمات حقوق الإنسان لوقف فوري لإطلاق النار على الأرض ورقمياً في غزة، وبحق  الفلسطينيين/ات حول العالم

23 Oct 2023

نحن، مجموعة من مؤسسات المجتمع المدني ومنظمات حقوق الإنسان الرقمية، ننضم إلى الدعوة المفتوحة للوقف الفوري لإطلاق النار في غزة.

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دعوة مفتوحة من منظمات حقوق الإنسان لوقف فوري لإطلاق النار على الأرض ورقمياً في غزة، وبحق  الفلسطينيين/ات حول العالم
23 Oct 2023
دعوة مفتوحة من منظمات حقوق الإنسان لوقف فوري لإطلاق النار على الأرض ورقمياً في غزة، وبحق  الفلسطينيين/ات حول العالم
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet

Organizaciones de derechos humanos se unen al llamado abierto al cese al fuego en Gaza y el respeto por los derechos digitales del pueblo palestino en todo el mundo

20 Oct 2023

We call on international actors to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, along with a “digital ceasefire” to protect Palestinians in online spaces globally.

Press Release
Organizaciones de derechos humanos se unen al llamado abierto al cese al fuego en Gaza y el respeto por los derechos digitales del pueblo palestino en todo el mundo
20 Oct 2023
Organizaciones de derechos humanos se unen al llamado abierto al cese al fuego en Gaza y el respeto por los derechos digitales del pueblo palestino en todo el mundo
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet

Human rights organizations join the open call for an immediate physical and digital ceasefire in Gaza, and for Palestinians globally

20 Oct 2023

We call on international actors to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, along with a “digital ceasefire” to protect Palestinians in online spaces globally.

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Human rights organizations join the open call for an immediate physical and digital ceasefire in Gaza, and for Palestinians globally
20 Oct 2023
Human rights organizations join the open call for an immediate physical and digital ceasefire in Gaza, and for Palestinians globally
Telecommunications blackout in the Gaza Strip is an attack on human rights

#KeepItOn: Telecommunications blackout in the Gaza Strip is an attack on human rights

13 Oct 2023

People living in the Gaza Strip have been enduring a near-complete communications blackout, constituting a violation of human rights.

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#KeepItOn: Telecommunications blackout in the Gaza Strip is an attack on human rights
13 Oct 2023
#KeepItOn: Telecommunications blackout in the Gaza Strip is an attack on human rights
Chain link fence

Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host

12 Oct 2023

An IGF 2024 hosted by Saudi Arabia is incompatible with the event’s multistakeholder model, as human rights risks make robust civil society engagement impossible.

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Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host
12 Oct 2023
Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host