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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

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
Shutdowns right to education

Courts must #KeepItOn to protect the right to education

21 Sep 2022

Governments cite administration of education as a rationale for internet shutdowns during exams. Here’s why shutdowns are never compatible with the right to education.

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Courts must #KeepItOn to protect the right to education
21 Sep 2022
Courts must #KeepItOn to protect the right to education
Más allá de Pegasus: políticas públicas contra periodistas y sociedad civil en El Salvador

Unsafe anywhere: attacked by Pegasus, women activists speak out

17 Jan 2022

Front Line Defenders and Access Now’s new report, “Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks,” unpacks the first-hand experiences of women navigating an increasingly hostile and dangerous environment.

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Unsafe anywhere: attacked by Pegasus, women activists speak out
17 Jan 2022
Unsafe anywhere: attacked by Pegasus, women activists speak out
Más allá de Pegasus: políticas públicas contra periodistas y sociedad civil en El Salvador

Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks

17 Jan 2022

Access Now and Front Line Defenders reveal the hacking of two women human rights defenders from Bahrain and Jordan using Pegasus spyware.

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Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks
17 Jan 2022
Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Facebook Oversight Board’s Palestine decision: right direction, not enough

24 Sep 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board’s latest decision on the platforms’s unjustified removal of Palestine news content welcomed, but not enough.

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Facebook Oversight Board’s Palestine decision: right direction, not enough
24 Sep 2021
Facebook Oversight Board’s Palestine decision: right direction, not enough

عُرضة للكشف والاستغلال: حماية البيانات في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

22 Mar 2021
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عُرضة للكشف والاستغلال: حماية البيانات في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا
22 Mar 2021
عُرضة للكشف والاستغلال: حماية البيانات في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا
Data protection in MENA

Data exposed and exploited in Middle East and North Africa, new report explores

28 Jan 2021

From Ramallah to Beirut, the private data of millions is at risk. Access Now’s new report Exposed and exploited: Data protection in the Middle East and North Africa, explores the privacy dangers burgeoning in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Tunisia.

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Data exposed and exploited in Middle East and North Africa, new report explores
28 Jan 2021
Data exposed and exploited in Middle East and North Africa, new report explores
Data protection in MENA

Exposed and exploited: Data protection in the Middle East and North Africa

28 Jan 2021

Access Now’s latest report, Exposed and exploited: Data protection in the Middle East and North Africa, explores how a lack of strong data protection in MENA countries is leaving people vulnerable to abuse and exploitation of their most personal information.

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Exposed and exploited: Data protection in the Middle East and North Africa
28 Jan 2021
Exposed and exploited: Data protection in the Middle East and North Africa
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Transparency required: is Facebook’s effort to clean up “Operation Carthage” damaging free expression in Tunisia?

12 Jun 2020

“Operation Carthage” has revealed attempts to leverage Facebook to influence elections in Tunisia and countries in Africa, and the company disabled accounts without explanation. We’re demanding answers.

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Transparency required: is Facebook’s effort to clean up “Operation Carthage” damaging free expression in Tunisia?
12 Jun 2020
Transparency required: is Facebook’s effort to clean up “Operation Carthage” damaging free expression in Tunisia?