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#KeepItOn: Who is shutting down the internet in Ukraine?

15 Dec 2022

Russia’s internet shutdowns in Ukraine are part of its war strategy. Here’s how Russia’s digital occupation is being carried out, and how global actors and activists can stand with Ukraine.

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#KeepItOn: Who is shutting down the internet in Ukraine?
15 Dec 2022
#KeepItOn: Who is shutting down the internet in Ukraine?
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Uzbekistan region in information vacuum, authorities must #KeepItOn

6 Jul 2022

Access Now is demanding an end to an information vacuum that is exacerbating social unrest in Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region of Uzbekistan.

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Uzbekistan region in information vacuum, authorities must #KeepItOn
6 Jul 2022
Uzbekistan region in information vacuum, authorities must #KeepItOn
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U.S.-Canadian firm Sandvine fosters Russian censorship infrastructure

3 Jun 2022

Sandvine has been providing Russia with DPI tech that enables surveillance and censorship. We call on Sandvine to withdraw its technology from Russia, and urge the U.S. to launch an investigation and pursue robust regulations for abusive technology.

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U.S.-Canadian firm Sandvine fosters Russian censorship infrastructure
3 Jun 2022
U.S.-Canadian firm Sandvine fosters Russian censorship infrastructure
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Don’t help Putin and Lukashenko silence anti-war voices

29 Mar 2022

Despots like Putin and Lukashenko rule by isolating and lying to their people. Here are four strategies to fight disinformation and protect anti-war voices in Russia and Belarus.

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Don’t help Putin and Lukashenko silence anti-war voices
29 Mar 2022
Don’t help Putin and Lukashenko silence anti-war voices
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What the tech sector can do to respect human rights in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and beyond

10 Mar 2022

As the Russia-Ukraine crisis escalates to war, the tech sector must do more than merely comply with sanctions. Here are our recommendations for mitigating human rights harms. 

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What the tech sector can do to respect human rights in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and beyond
10 Mar 2022
What the tech sector can do to respect human rights in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and beyond
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What Turkmenistan internet shutdowns tell us about digital repression in Central Asia

7 Dec 2021

Turkmenistan internet shutdowns are extreme. Here’s why the international community must take action to combat the wave of online censorship engulfing Central Asia.

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What Turkmenistan internet shutdowns tell us about digital repression in Central Asia
7 Dec 2021
What Turkmenistan internet shutdowns tell us about digital repression in Central Asia
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Jamaica’s NIDS bill: human rights recommendations dismissed, still time to rectify

30 Jul 2021
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Jamaica’s NIDS bill: human rights recommendations dismissed, still time to rectify
30 Jul 2021
Jamaica’s NIDS bill: human rights recommendations dismissed, still time to rectify
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ICO issues guidance on facial recognition in public spaces

18 Jun 2021
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ICO issues guidance on facial recognition in public spaces
18 Jun 2021
ICO issues guidance on facial recognition in public spaces
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Russia throttled Twitter to censor content — here’s what happens next

15 Mar 2021
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Russia throttled Twitter to censor content — here’s what happens next
15 Mar 2021
Russia throttled Twitter to censor content — here’s what happens next

Civil society reports internet shutdowns in two cities in Kazakhstan during February 28 protests

10 Mar 2021

Multiple sources are reporting an internet shutdown in Kazakhstan coinciding with anti-government protests calling for the release of political prisoners.

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Civil society reports internet shutdowns in two cities in Kazakhstan during February 28 protests
10 Mar 2021
Civil society reports internet shutdowns in two cities in Kazakhstan during February 28 protests