In Africa and the Middle East, internet shutdowns shroud human rights abuses
Access Now’s new joint report examines how authorities in Africa and the Middle East weaponize internet shutdowns to obscure human rights abuses.
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.
Access Now Grants: How we support the activists who defend our rights during conflict and crisis
In 2021, Access Now Grants supported grassroots, frontline, and feminist digital rights organizations and human rights defenders.
#KeepItOn for peace and democracy in Sudan, Yemen, and Tajikistan
Hear from people in Sudan, Yemen, and Tajikistan impacted by authorities’ reckless internet shutdowns during conflict and crisis.
Internet shutdowns in 2021 report: resistance in the face of blackouts in Africa
Last year, 12 countries cut internet access at least 19 times in Africa. Read “The return of digital authoritarianism: internet shutdowns in 2021”
What the tech sector can do to respect human rights in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and beyond
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.
Internet shutdowns and blockings continue to hide atrocities of military coup in Sudan
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition are again calling on authorities in Sudan to immediately restore full access to the internet and all communication services.
Authorities in Sudan must stop imposing telecommunication blackouts to control information flow during military coup
Access Now denounces the internet shutdowns in Sudan today as military forces seize control of the government in a military coup.
The internet shutdowns issue
With support from the #KeepItOn coalition, Jigsaw is today publishing “The Current: The Internet Shutdowns Issue,” a deep-dive into internet shutdowns.