Judges raise the gavel to #KeepItOn around the world
From Zimbabwe to Kashmir to Pakistan and beyond, legal challenges to internet shutdowns are becoming more common — and so are the victories.
Cameroon: Never again, or again and again?
There is an ongoing human rights crisis in Cameroon. The international community must act.
Open letter to Michelle Bachelet, new High Commissioner for Human Rights
We identify six areas for digital rights in which the new U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights could have a key and definitive voice during her tenure.
Access Now files new legal intervention in Cameroon against shutdowns
Access Now is supporting plaintiffs in Cameroon, who are challenging the government’s decision to shut down the internet in Anglophone regions of the country. The blocks harmed the human rights of millions, and stand in violation of international law.
Lawyers and human rights groups write to IMF about possible breach of Cameroon loan terms
Should the International Monetary Fund give loans to Cameroon when it shuts down the internet, harming human rights and the economy?
Letter to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on possible breach of Cameroon loan terms
Our letter highlights the fact that Cameroon has not reported its internet shutdowns, which damage the economy.
Access Now, USC IHRC urge United Nations to take action on human rights in Cameroon
Our letter to the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urges the United Nations to address recent human rights violations committed by the Republic of Cameroon against the country’s Anglophone population.
The shutdown has ended, but Cameroonians are still feeling the impact
It has come without fanfare, and with widespread lack of confidence in its permanency, but the latest internet shutdown in Anglophone Cameroon has largely come to an end.
Access Now & ISF file legal intervention against Cameroon shutdown
People who live through internet shutdowns almost never get redress for harm during the disruptions. Our intervention seeks to change that.
Pulling the plug on free expression: the rise of internet shutdowns to silence dissent
In Iran, the DRC, Ethiopia, and Cameroon, governments are responding to protests by imposing internet shutdowns. It has to stop.