To the Jordanian Parliament: amend the data protection bill, safeguard human rights
The Jordanian Parliament must amend the new national draft data protection bill and ensure its compliance with international standards.
Tell MENA authorities: #NoExamShutdown
Year after year, the MENA region has led the world in exam-related shutdowns. With the 2023 exam season in the region quickly approaching, it’s time to take action and demand change! #NoExamShutdown
Resurging internet shutdowns in 2022: weapons of control, shields of impunity
Empty promises: more internet shutdowns during exams in MENA
As students in MENA sit down for national exams, governments cut off the internet and implement shutdowns. Here’s what happened in 2022.
Policy brief: What’s wrong with Jordan’s data protection law and how to fix it
Jordan’s draft data protection law is promising, but it needs work to meet global standards. Our new policy brief explains how to strengthen the law.
The best and the worst in 2022: data protection laws across the world
On Data Protection Day, Access Now reviews the countries with some of the best and worst data protection laws in 2022.
Unsafe anywhere: attacked by Pegasus, women activists speak out
Front Line Defenders and Access Now’s new report, “Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks,” unpacks the first-hand experiences of women navigating an increasingly hostile and dangerous environment.
Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks
Access Now and Front Line Defenders reveal the hacking of two women human rights defenders from Bahrain and Jordan using Pegasus spyware.
Internet shutdowns during exams: when MENA governments fail the test
National secondary and high school exams are a big deal in the Arab world. But when MENA governments cut off internet access nationwide to stop students from sharing exam answers, they also block access to essential online services.
#KeepItOn update: who is shutting down the internet in 2021?
In this post, we cover facts and figures on the most recent shutdowns so far in 2021, emerging trends for these disruptions, and information on key #KeepItOn coalition projects this year.