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#KeepItOn in times of war: Sudan’s communications shutdown must be reversed urgently 

9 Feb 2024

The warring parties in Sudan must immediately end the disruption of internet access across the country and #KeepItOn!

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#KeepItOn in times of war: Sudan’s communications shutdown must be reversed urgently 
9 Feb 2024
#KeepItOn in times of war: Sudan’s communications shutdown must be reversed urgently 
We urge Kazakhstan's government to reject a plan to require tech platform “localization” as it would open the door to censorship.

The battle for control of Afghanistan’s internet

7 Sep 2021
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The battle for control of Afghanistan’s internet
7 Sep 2021
The battle for control of Afghanistan’s internet
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Africa’s last kingdom is using modern methods to silence dissent

7 Jul 2021
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Africa’s last kingdom is using modern methods to silence dissent
7 Jul 2021
Africa’s last kingdom is using modern methods to silence dissent
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Putting a check on Big Tech: the path to accountability for companies in the 2020 RDR Index

3 Jun 2021

Once again, we’re asking some of the world’s most powerful companies to review the findings in the Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Corporate Accountability Index and make key changes to protect people’s rights.

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Putting a check on Big Tech: the path to accountability for companies in the 2020 RDR Index
3 Jun 2021
Putting a check on Big Tech: the path to accountability for companies in the 2020 RDR Index
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Digital dominion: new report exposes the depth of Syrian regime’s mass surveillance

18 Mar 2021

Access Now and UIC John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic are launching “Digital dominion: how the Syrian regime’s mass digital surveillance violates human rights.”

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Digital dominion: new report exposes the depth of Syrian regime’s mass surveillance
18 Mar 2021
Digital dominion: new report exposes the depth of Syrian regime’s mass surveillance

MTN’s first transparency report marks a milestone, but raises questions

25 Nov 2020

In response to mounting pressure from civil society, MTN has published an inaugural transparency report. Although this report is a welcome development, and Access Now encourages MTN to make this a yearly publication, the content leaves us with more questions than answers. 

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MTN’s first transparency report marks a milestone, but raises questions
25 Nov 2020
MTN’s first transparency report marks a milestone, but raises questions
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MTN transparency could shed new light on digital blackouts in Africa

12 Nov 2020

After years of calls from civil society for transparency and accountability, MTN has taken an important first step.

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MTN transparency could shed new light on digital blackouts in Africa
12 Nov 2020
MTN transparency could shed new light on digital blackouts in Africa

Open letter to MTN’s new Chief Executive Officer: open the door to civil society

29 Sep 2020

The undersigned civil society organizations, write to invite Ralph Mupita, new Chief Executive Officer at MTN, into dialogue with our community, and provide guidance on how telcos like MTN can better respect the human rights of their users. 

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Open letter to MTN’s new Chief Executive Officer: open the door to civil society
29 Sep 2020
Open letter to MTN’s new Chief Executive Officer: open the door to civil society

Op-ed: MTN’s opaque policies and role in internet shutdowns trigger alarm bells

29 Sep 2020

BusinessDay: Telcos are key actors in the fight for human rights and public welfare, and MTN is one of Africa’s most prominent telecom service providers. Yet its dealings are almost completely opaque and require drastic transformation.

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Op-ed: MTN’s opaque policies and role in internet shutdowns trigger alarm bells
29 Sep 2020
Op-ed: MTN’s opaque policies and role in internet shutdowns trigger alarm bells
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Joint letter to MTN calling for transparency around internet shutdowns in Sudan

9 Jul 2019

As the internet shutdown is lifted after more than a month of blackouts in Sudan, members of the #KeepItOn coalition call on mobile service provider MTN to provide transparency and pledge its support to maintain unfettered internet access going forward.

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Joint letter to MTN calling for transparency around internet shutdowns in Sudan
9 Jul 2019
Joint letter to MTN calling for transparency around internet shutdowns in Sudan