How to stay safe online during the 2024 Bangladesh election
The 2024 Bangladesh election takes place on 7 January. Against a backdrop of myriad threats to digital freedoms and human rights online, we’re created a guide to help journalists, activists, and voters stay safe during the election period.
From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most
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.
به روز رسانی ایران و خط کمک امنیت دیجیتال
Information on Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline and requests for assistance from Iran.
What encryption is, and why Kenyans should keep using it
In this blog, we examine what end-to-end encryption is, how it works, and why Kenyans should keep using it.
Who we hurt when we attack encryption
Encryption is a vital tool for keeping human rights defenders safe from powerful adversaries. Case studies from Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline show how strong encryption makes the world safer for everyone.
Four strategies to defend encryption and our human rights
When we fight for encryption, we fight for human rights. It enables us to stay safe online, and communicate privately and freely. Yet governments keep pushing to undermine it, and companies are caving in. Here are four ways encryption advocates can push back.
Online safety resources for Afghanistan’s human rights defenders
Strengthening civil society’s defenses: Digital Security Helpline hits 10,000 cases
The Digital Security Helpline is a lifeline that supports at-risk groups and individuals from civil society. Read “Strengthening civil society’s defenses: what Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline has learned from its first 10,000 cases.”
At U.N. meeting, Access Now stresses cybersecurity must center and protect civil society
At a meeting Tuesday of the United Nations Open-ended Working Group (OEWG), we provided civil society input on a proposed report that addresses cybersecurity. We strongly support the OEWG report, but we believe governments can do better.