Update: internet access, censorship, and the Myanmar coup
The Myanmar military is consolidating control over the telecom sector, expanding surveillance and invading privacy. The telecom sector must push back.
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.
Dear Apple shareholders: you have the power to ensure “People Come First” globally
Ahead of Apple’s annual shareholder meeting, we are urging Apple shareholders to demand the company provide meaningful transparency on government censorship demands — all around the world. Here’s why every shareholder should vote yes on Shareholder Proposal 6.
What Turkmenistan internet shutdowns tell us about digital repression in Central Asia
Turkmenistan internet shutdowns are extreme. Here’s why the international community must take action to combat the wave of online censorship engulfing Central Asia.
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.
Human rights organizations call on Libyan authorities to rescind the new cybercrime law
We, along with a coalition of civil society organisations, call upon Libyan authorities to rescind the cybercrime law recently adopted by the Libyan House of Representatives.
Kazakhstan’s plan to require tech platform “localization” opens door to censorship
Access Now urges Kazakhstan’s government to reject a plan to require tech platform localization as it would open the door to censorship.
Canada’s online censorship plan endangers free expression
Access Now calls on the Canadian government to fix its online censorship plan, an attack on freedom of expression.
Four ways the international community can protect Belarusian civil society under attack
One year after Belarus’ disputed 2020 elections, government crackdowns have made it nearly impossible for civil society to operate within the country. Here’s how the international community can help.