Region: Russian Federation, Russia
Resurging internet shutdowns in 2022: weapons of control, shields of impunity
#KeepItOn: 2022 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Elections and internet shutdowns are a disaster for democracy. See which countries the #KeepItOn coalition is watching in 2022.
Mailchimp is still silencing activists in Russia
When Mailchimp left Russia, we warned the company not to cut off Russian civil society. Today, it’s still silencing pro-democracy and anti-war voices, ignoring human rights guidance.
Updates: Digital rights in the Russia-Ukraine conflict
See Access Now’s latest updates on the rapidly evolving Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Don’t help Putin and Lukashenko silence anti-war voices
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.
Dear Big Tech: Don’t help Russia deplatform civil society
Russia wants social media platforms to block human rights group OVD-Info. Here’s why they should fight to keep OVD and other rights groups online.
Russia throttled Twitter to censor content — Here’s what happens next
Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online
Access Now joins a coalition of rights organizations in calling on Russia to stop blocking the encrypted messaging application Telegram, and to cease its broader attack on free expression online and the free press.
Website blocking in Russia goes to the European Court of Human Rights. Access Now intervenes.
Our intervention in Kharitonov v. Russia asserts that any website blocking, throttling, or other disruption must strictly comply with human rights law.
Access Now and EFF condemn the arrest of Tor node operator Dmitry Bogatov in Russia
Running a Tor exit node is not a crime.