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Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023

28 May 2024

In 2023, Access Now Grants supported activists facing digital threats around the world, from Palestine to Myanmar to Ukraine and beyond.

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Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023
28 May 2024
Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Civil society to YouTube: stop helping Russia suppress free speech

28 May 2024

Through an open letter, Access Now and over 20 Russian and international civil society organizations are urging YouTube and its parent company Google to not help the Kremlin censor Russian independent media and human rights organizations. 

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Civil society to YouTube: stop helping Russia suppress free speech
28 May 2024
Civil society to YouTube: stop helping Russia suppress free speech
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Meta must take immediate action to stop the systematic censorship of Pro-Palestinian voices

30 Apr 2024

The StopSilencingPalestine campaign sent a letter to Meta. However, the company’s response lacked concrete steps to address the detrimental effects of its policies on human rights, both online and offline.

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Meta must take immediate action to stop the systematic censorship of Pro-Palestinian voices
30 Apr 2024
Meta must take immediate action to stop the systematic censorship of Pro-Palestinian voices
LGBTQ rights Uganda

Protect rights online and off: Uganda’s court upholds criminalization of LGBTQ+ advocacy

3 Apr 2024

The Constitutional Court of Uganda has upheld the Anti-Homosexuality Act, dealing a deadly blow to human rights.

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Protect rights online and off: Uganda’s court upholds criminalization of LGBTQ+ advocacy
3 Apr 2024
Protect rights online and off: Uganda’s court upholds criminalization of LGBTQ+ advocacy
Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

Meta is revisiting its hate speech policy on Zionism — here’s why it’s (still) a bad idea

27 Mar 2024

Meta is (re)considering how to moderate content involving the term “Zionist.” Here’s why this hate speech policy is (still) a bad idea.

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Meta is revisiting its hate speech policy on Zionism — here’s why it’s (still) a bad idea
27 Mar 2024
Meta is revisiting its hate speech policy on Zionism — here’s why it’s (still) a bad idea
LGBTQ rights Uganda

Open letter to the President of Ghana: Reject the anti-LGBTQ+ bill to protect human rights

20 Mar 2024

Access Now and 28 civil society organizations are calling on President Nana-Akuffo Addo to reject Ghana’s draconian anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

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Open letter to the President of Ghana: Reject the anti-LGBTQ+ bill to protect human rights
20 Mar 2024
Open letter to the President of Ghana: Reject the anti-LGBTQ+ bill to protect human rights
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In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech

29 Feb 2024

Saudi authorities have proposed two laws that would further restrict free expression online, even potentially silencing people outside Saudi Arabia.

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In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech
29 Feb 2024
In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech
Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

19 Feb 2024

This Access Now report documented cases of how Meta censors Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram.

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It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
19 Feb 2024
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

Meta must act: stop the systematic censorship of Palestinian voices

19 Feb 2024

Meta’s ongoing censorship of Palestine-related content during times of conflict is a systemic issue, not a glitch that needs addressing.

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Meta must act: stop the systematic censorship of Palestinian voices
19 Feb 2024
Meta must act: stop the systematic censorship of Palestinian voices
TikTok

Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking 

1 Feb 2024

Indian government must refrain from implementing the fact-checking amendment to the IT Rules, 2021, until the court reaches a definitive decision.

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Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking 
1 Feb 2024
Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking