Tag: Freedom Online Coalition
#KeepItOn: 34 governments demand Iran ends internet restrictions
Access Now welcomes the growing global pressure on Iranian authorities to immediately reinstate internet access across the nation.
Empty promises? Declaration for Future of the Internet is nice on paper
The Declaration for the Future of the Internet makes a lot of big promises — Will States follow through on their commitments?
As states discuss global cybersecurity at U.N., we must act to protect users
At a meeting of the United Nations OEWG on global cybersecurity, we advocated for approaches to put users at the center of cybersecurity policy and safeguard human rights.
Saving the U.N. “Internet Resolution” from sharks circling in Geneva
The flaws in the consensus resolution show that those committed to human rights must engage even more deeply to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.
Media “switch-off” in Kenya: a looming threat to pluralist society
In a guest post, Grace Mutung’u argues that regardless of the rationale, switching off four TV channels in Kenya is a disproportionate measure that interferes with the right to free expression.
In cyber engagement strategy, Australia overlooks its own threats to user rights
Our letter to the Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs points out that the government’s own current actions, including government hacking and threats to encryption, run counter to its commitments in the document.
United Nations urged to intervene in Cameroon to stop the violence and internet shutdowns
30 governments step it up to denounce internet shutdowns at RightsCon Brussels
The bold statement from the Freedom Online Coalition is an important step in preventing internet shutdowns from becoming the new normal.
RightsCon dispatch: Five steps to a rights-respecting digital policy in Europe
Access Now’s Brett Solomon details ways Europe can ensure that foreign policy supports digital rights.