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From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most

29 May 2023

People feel restrictions on digital rights most intensely in situations of crisis, conflict, or disaster. Here’s how we are safeguarding people’s digital rights in times of both war and peace.

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From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most
29 May 2023
From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most
Secret surveillance: countering spyware’s threats to freedom of the press and expression

No to spyware: media, civil society demand ban on tech used for human rights abuses

3 May 2023

On World Press Freedom Day, it’s time for a ban on rights-abusing commercial spyware.

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No to spyware: media, civil society demand ban on tech used for human rights abuses
3 May 2023
No to spyware: media, civil society demand ban on tech used for human rights abuses
#KeepItOn during elections

Stop the shutdowns: Ethiopian government must respect human rights online

27 Apr 2023

The Ethiopian government must reinstate full internet access across the country, and ensure its future safeguarding.

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Stop the shutdowns: Ethiopian government must respect human rights online
27 Apr 2023
Stop the shutdowns: Ethiopian government must respect human rights online
A1 Telekom open letter

Open letter to the Ethiopian Government: urgently end ongoing internet shutdowns in all regions across the country

27 Apr 2023
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Open letter to the Ethiopian Government: urgently end ongoing internet shutdowns in all regions across the country
27 Apr 2023
Open letter to the Ethiopian Government: urgently end ongoing internet shutdowns in all regions across the country
Myanmar Counter-terrorism Law

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ မကြာမီက ပြဌာန်းသည့် “အကြမ်းဖက်မှုတိုက်ဖျက်ရေး” နည်းဥပဒေများသည် တရားမဝင် သည့် အရာများ ဖြစ်ပါသဖြင့် ရှုတ်ချကြောင်း ထုတ်ပြန်

19 Apr 2023
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မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ မကြာမီက ပြဌာန်းသည့် “အကြမ်းဖက်မှုတိုက်ဖျက်ရေး” နည်းဥပဒေများသည် တရားမဝင် သည့် အရာများ ဖြစ်ပါသဖြင့် ရှုတ်ချကြောင်း ထုတ်ပြန်
19 Apr 2023
မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ မကြာမီက ပြဌာန်းသည့် “အကြမ်းဖက်မှုတိုက်ဖျက်ရေး” နည်းဥပဒေများသည် တရားမဝင် သည့် အရာများ ဖြစ်ပါသဖြင့် ရှုတ်ချကြောင်း ထုတ်ပြန်
Myanmar Counter-terrorism Law

Myanmar’s “counter-terrorism” by-laws must be denounced for what they are – illegal

19 Apr 2023

Myanmar’s counter-terrorism by-laws will allow the junta to access people’s personal data and tag them as terrorists.

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Myanmar’s “counter-terrorism” by-laws must be denounced for what they are – illegal
19 Apr 2023
Myanmar’s “counter-terrorism” by-laws must be denounced for what they are – illegal
#KeepItOn during elections

Armenian law must prohibit internet shutdowns, not enshrine them

11 Apr 2023

The government of Armenia must immediately scrap any attempt to legitimize internet shutdowns and attacks on freedom of expression.

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Armenian law must prohibit internet shutdowns, not enshrine them
11 Apr 2023
Armenian law must prohibit internet shutdowns, not enshrine them
#KeepItOn during elections

Open letter: Armenian government must safeguard internet access and freedom of expression, abandon the provisions in law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” 

11 Apr 2023

Through an open letter, Access Now and partners call on the Armenian government to safeguard internet access.

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Open letter: Armenian government must safeguard internet access and freedom of expression, abandon the provisions in law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” 
11 Apr 2023
Open letter: Armenian government must safeguard internet access and freedom of expression, abandon the provisions in law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” 
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition's report unpacks internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and globally.

Internet shutdowns in MENA in 2022: continued abuses and impunity

29 Mar 2023

In 2022, authorities across the Middle East and North Africa shutdown the internet 37 times — with Iran hitting the kill switch a staggering 18 times.

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Internet shutdowns in MENA in 2022: continued abuses and impunity
29 Mar 2023
Internet shutdowns in MENA in 2022: continued abuses and impunity
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A new blow to freedom of expression in Tunisia

28 Mar 2023

Tunisia’s Decree law 54 is supposed to fight cybercrime. Instead, it threatens freedom of expression and undermines democratic principles.

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A new blow to freedom of expression in Tunisia
28 Mar 2023
A new blow to freedom of expression in Tunisia