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KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfrica

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
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Data Protection
Data ProtectionPublicationAfricaEnglish

Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation

25 Jan 2024

Access Now’s new publication on understanding the data protection framework in Africa

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Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
25 Jan 2024
Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
#KeepItOn during elections
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfricaEnglish

Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update

6 Jun 2023

Since the beginning of 2023, governments around the world are discovering new reasons to disrupt internet access during key national moments.

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Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update
6 Jun 2023
Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition's report unpacks internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and globally.
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfricaAmharic

መሳሪያና፣ የተጠያቂ አልባነት መሸሸጊያዎች: የበይነመረብ መዘጋት በ2022

28 Feb 2023
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መሳሪያና፣ የተጠያቂ አልባነት መሸሸጊያዎች: የበይነመረብ መዘጋት በ2022
28 Feb 2023
መሳሪያና፣ የተጠያቂ አልባነት መሸሸጊያዎች: የበይነመረብ መዘጋት በ2022
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition's report unpacks internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and globally.
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfricaTigrigna

መሳርሒ ቁፅፅርን መከላኸሊ መቅፃዕቲን: ዕፅዋ ኢንተርኔት ኣብ 2022

28 Feb 2023
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መሳርሒ ቁፅፅርን መከላኸሊ መቅፃዕቲን: ዕፅዋ ኢንተርኔት ኣብ 2022
28 Feb 2023
መሳርሒ ቁፅፅርን መከላኸሊ መቅፃዕቲን: ዕፅዋ ኢንተርኔት ኣብ 2022
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition's report unpacks internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and globally.
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of ExpressionPublicationAfricaFrench

Armes de contrôle, boucliers de l’impunité: Coupures d’internet en 2022

28 Feb 2023
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Armes de contrôle, boucliers de l’impunité: Coupures d’internet en 2022
28 Feb 2023
Armes de contrôle, boucliers de l’impunité: Coupures d’internet en 2022
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition's report unpacks internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and globally.
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfricaSwahili

Silaha za udhibiti, ngao za kutokujali: Kuzimwa kwa mtandao mnamo 2022

28 Feb 2023
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Silaha za udhibiti, ngao za kutokujali: Kuzimwa kwa mtandao mnamo 2022
28 Feb 2023
Silaha za udhibiti, ngao za kutokujali: Kuzimwa kwa mtandao mnamo 2022
UPR: Universal Periodic Review
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfricaEnglish

Joint-Submission on the Universal Periodic Review 2021 for Tanzania

2 Nov 2021

Access Now and Zaina Foundation Joint Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Universal Periodic Review 39th Session Third Cycle for the United Republic of Tanzania

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Joint-Submission on the Universal Periodic Review 2021 for Tanzania
2 Nov 2021
Joint-Submission on the Universal Periodic Review 2021 for Tanzania
UPR: Universal Periodic Review
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfricaEnglish

Joint-Submission on the Universal Periodic Review 2021 for Sudan

2 Nov 2021

Access Now, ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa, and Gisa Group Joint-Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Universal Periodic Review 2021, Third Cycle for Sudan

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Joint-Submission on the Universal Periodic Review 2021 for Sudan
2 Nov 2021
Joint-Submission on the Universal Periodic Review 2021 for Sudan
Kenya data protection
Data Protection
Data ProtectionPublicationAfricaEnglish

Data Protection in Kenya: how is this right protected?

27 Oct 2021

Our new paper turns to Kenya’s Data Protection Act to lay the groundwork for a truly rights-centric approach to data protection in Kenya.

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Data Protection in Kenya: how is this right protected?
27 Oct 2021
Data Protection in Kenya: how is this right protected?
internet shutdown #KeepItOn
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfricaEnglish

ድምፅታት ትግራይ፣ ዝቐፀለ ዕፅዋ ኢንተርነት ስድራታት፣ ሕብረተሰብን ስራሕን ይብትን

5 Oct 2021

Since the start of the Tigray conflict in November 2020, warring parties in Ethiopia have used internet and telecommunication shutdowns as a weapon to control and censor information.

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ድምፅታት ትግራይ፣ ዝቐፀለ ዕፅዋ ኢንተርነት ስድራታት፣ ሕብረተሰብን ስራሕን ይብትን
5 Oct 2021
ድምፅታት ትግራይ፣ ዝቐፀለ ዕፅዋ ኢንተርነት ስድራታት፣ ሕብረተሰብን ስራሕን ይብትን
internet shutdown #KeepItOn
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfricaEnglish

Voices from Tigray: ongoing internet shutdown tearing families, communities, businesses apart

13 Sep 2021

Since the start of the Tigray conflict in November 2020, warring parties in Ethiopia have used internet and telecommunication shutdowns as a weapon to control and censor information.

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Voices from Tigray: ongoing internet shutdown tearing families, communities, businesses apart
13 Sep 2021
Voices from Tigray: ongoing internet shutdown tearing families, communities, businesses apart
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Freedom of Expression
Freedom of ExpressionPublicationAfricaEnglish

#KeepIton: Joint letter on Keeping the Internet Open and Secure During the Elections in Togo

21 Feb 2020
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#KeepIton: Joint letter on Keeping the Internet Open and Secure During the Elections in Togo
21 Feb 2020
#KeepIton: Joint letter on Keeping the Internet Open and Secure During the Elections in Togo

Policy brief

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Data Protection

Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation

25 Jan 2024

Access Now’s new publication on understanding the data protection framework in Africa

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Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
25 Jan 2024
Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable
Content Governance

Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA

18 Sep 2023
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Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA
18 Sep 2023
Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA
U.N. Joint Statement RightsCon
Content Governance

Why the U.N. is focusing on digital rights during humanitarian crises

21 Apr 2022

Digital rights violations enable and escalate offline violence, deepening humanitarian crises. Our latest brief recaps key developments at the 49th United Nations Human Rights Council, guiding delegates in next steps for advancing global norms and standards to protect digital rights. 

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Why the U.N. is focusing on digital rights during humanitarian crises
21 Apr 2022
Why the U.N. is focusing on digital rights during humanitarian crises
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill passed: “it’s a bad law”
Data Protection

Policy Brief: Nine steps to protect our data and privacy in Sri Lanka

18 Feb 2022

This brief breaks down the steps necessary to ensure Sri Lanka’s Personal Data Protection Bill is a rights-respecting data protection legislation.

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Policy Brief: Nine steps to protect our data and privacy in Sri Lanka
18 Feb 2022
Policy Brief: Nine steps to protect our data and privacy in Sri Lanka

Reports

KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns
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.

Publication
Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
15 May 2024
Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
Content Governance

It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

19 Feb 2024

This Access Now report documented cases of how Meta censors Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram.

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It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
19 Feb 2024
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
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Surveillance

Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan

1 Feb 2024

Access Now launched the new investigation report on how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan.

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Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
1 Feb 2024
Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Header image: data protection in Africa
Data Protection

Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation

25 Jan 2024

Access Now’s new publication on understanding the data protection framework in Africa

Publication
Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
25 Jan 2024
Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation

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