Internet and social media access must be restored in Pakistan to protect human rights
The government of Pakistan must immediately restore — and protect — full access to the internet and social media.
India: New amendment to the Information Technology Rules that threatens press freedoms must be withdrawn
Through a joint statement, Access Now and partners urge the government of India to withdraw a new “fake news” amendment to the IT Rules.
Vietnam: Immediately release Pham Doan Trang and stop persecution of free speech
We are urgently calling on Vietnam’s government to release independent journalist and human rights defender Pham Doan Trang.
Laos directs surveillance of social media platforms, further throttling expression online
Access Now is joining six organizations in calling on the Lao government to stop online surveillance and mandatory registration of social media platforms.
India: Instagram’s censorship of COVID-19 posts jeopardises free speech
India is experiencing a severe public health crisis. Instagram has been a crucial channel for people to communicate about important pandemic-related issues.
Looking tough, but hampering rights: civil society organisations say no to online Terrorism Regulation
Access Now, European Digital Rights (EDRi), Civil Liberties Union for Europe, and 58 other civil society organisations are urgently calling on Members of the European Parliament to reject the proposed Terrorism Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online.
The fight continues this Human Rights Day: Access Now event highlights
December 10 is World Human Rights Day 2020. Under the theme “Recover Better — Stand Up for Human Rights”, organizations and individuals across the globe are coming together to advance — and innovate — the fight for human rights in the digital era. See Access Now’s recommended events: