Tag: Access to information
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.
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.
Why internet shutdowns are even worse for women
As we mark International Women’s Day, we share what women around the world say about their experiences with internet shutdowns.
“No matter what they do, the world is watching”: Some Ugandans are back online after internet shutdown during presidential election
On the eve of the 2021 presidential election in Uganda, the government ordered a complete internet shutdown. Voters headed out to the polls with no methods of online communication or tools to access information about the election process or outcome.
Internet shutdowns in Algeria and Sudan: damaging practices during exceptional circumstances
Shutting down the internet to prevent cheating on exams is not efficient or effective. Rather, shutdowns hurt human rights, disrupt public affairs, and cause huge financial losses that compound the longer the shutdown lasts.
ECOWAS Togo court decision: Internet access is a right that requires protection of the law
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court has issued a pivotal decision for the right of freedom of expression in Togo and other West African States.
#KeepItOn: Burundi silences the majority on election day
On election day, the Burundi government has rushed to block access to social media including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and YouTube.
U.N. refugee agency: internet access key to COVID-19 response
Access Now is engaging with the UNHCR to support refugees deliberately disconnected from the internet as COVID-19 continues to spread.
Supreme Court of India fails to restore high-speed internet in Jammu and Kashmir during COVID-19
The Supreme Court of India this week rendered a judgment in a case challenging the restriction on high-speed mobile connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020 is an important year for digital rights in the U.S. Here’s our agenda.
Here are the opportunities for promoting and protecting digital rights that the U.S. policy team will focus on in the year ahead.