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Golda Benjamin

Asia-Pacific Campaigner

Golda is Access Now's Asia-Pacific Campaigner and works on various issues, including content governance, freedom of expression, surveillance, and shutdowns. Having started as a grassroots lawyer for farmers and workers, Golda shaped her work via litigation, policy advocacy, and campaigning. She used to be chief for legislation for a senator in the Philippines and continues to serve as a consultant to two ministries. Golda holds a master's degree in international commercial arbitration law from Stockholm University and is a licensed attorney in the Philippines. She previously worked with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre as Programme Director for Asia, Labour, and Corporate Legal Accountability.
Myanmar VPN Ban

Worse than China or Iran? Myanmar’s dangerous VPN ban

26 Jun 2024

Myanmar’s VPN ban, imposed by the military junta, is preventing people from safely accessing blocked apps and websites.

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Worse than China or Iran? Myanmar’s dangerous VPN ban
26 Jun 2024
Worse than China or Iran? Myanmar’s dangerous VPN ban
#KeepItOn report EECA

Myanmar’s iron curtain: internet shutdowns and repression in 2023

15 May 2024

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 37 internet shutdowns in Myanmar in 2023.

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Myanmar’s iron curtain: internet shutdowns and repression in 2023
15 May 2024
Myanmar’s iron curtain: internet shutdowns and repression in 2023
KeepItOn 2023 MENA

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ သံကွန်ခြာ။​ ။ ၂၀၂၃ မှာ မြန်မာပြည်သူများ ခံစား ကြုံတွေ့ရသည့်  အင်တာနက်ပိတ်ဆို့မှုများနဲ့ ဖိနှိပ်မှုများ

15 May 2024

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 37 internet shutdowns in Myanmar in 2023.

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မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ သံကွန်ခြာ။​ ။ ၂၀၂၃ မှာ မြန်မာပြည်သူများ ခံစား ကြုံတွေ့ရသည့်  အင်တာနက်ပိတ်ဆို့မှုများနဲ့ ဖိနှိပ်မှုများ
15 May 2024
မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ သံကွန်ခြာ။​ ။ ၂၀၂၃ မှာ မြန်မာပြည်သူများ ခံစား ကြုံတွေ့ရသည့်  အင်တာနက်ပိတ်ဆို့မှုများနဲ့ ဖိနှိပ်မှုများ
header image: pushing back against IMEI registration in Myanmar

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.

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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

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.

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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
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Cambodia: Ministries should withdraw draft cybersecurity law which would threaten human rights and expose people to increased cyber threats

2 Oct 2023

The draft Cybersecurity Law of Cambodia must be withdrawn because vague provisions undermine human rights and exposes people to increased cyber threats.

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Cambodia: Ministries should withdraw draft cybersecurity law which would threaten human rights and expose people to increased cyber threats
2 Oct 2023
Cambodia: Ministries should withdraw draft cybersecurity law which would threaten human rights and expose people to increased cyber threats
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Cambodia: Meta refuses to block Hun Sen’s accounts, implicitly encouraging incitement to violence

30 Aug 2023

By refusing to suspend Hun Sen’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, Meta has missed a crucial opportunity to oppose incitement to violence and hate speech online.

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Cambodia: Meta refuses to block Hun Sen’s accounts, implicitly encouraging incitement to violence
30 Aug 2023
Cambodia: Meta refuses to block Hun Sen’s accounts, implicitly encouraging incitement to violence
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Vietnam’s identity verification mandate will violate international human rights

4 Aug 2023

Viet Nam’s Identity Verification Mandate will Violate International Human Rights.

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Vietnam’s identity verification mandate will violate international human rights
4 Aug 2023
Vietnam’s identity verification mandate will violate international human rights
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill

Access Now Analysis: India’s Data Protection Bill

4 Aug 2023

The introduction of India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023, to parliament does far more to threaten privacy than to protect it.

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Access Now Analysis: India’s Data Protection Bill
4 Aug 2023
Access Now Analysis: India’s Data Protection Bill

Access Now Submission: Philippine National Cybersecurity Plan 2023-2028

30 Jul 2023

Access Now’s comments to and recommendations for the Philippine National Cybersecurity Strategy Plan 2023-2028

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Access Now Submission: Philippine National Cybersecurity Plan 2023-2028
30 Jul 2023
Access Now Submission: Philippine National Cybersecurity Plan 2023-2028