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Africa Digital Safety Tips

Digital safety guide for LGBTQ+ activists in Africa

2 Jul 2024

Rising LGBTQ+ intolerance in many African countries drives digital repression of activists. This guide provides safety tips and resources for protecting against these threats.

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Digital safety guide for LGBTQ+ activists in Africa
2 Jul 2024
Digital safety guide for LGBTQ+ activists in Africa
internet shutdown #KeepItOn

Tunisia: Access to online conferencing platforms and networks is a constitutional right

31 Mar 2022

Access Now joins civil society organizations in calling for safe and open access to online conferencing platforms in Tunisia.

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Tunisia: Access to online conferencing platforms and networks is a constitutional right
31 Mar 2022
Tunisia: Access to online conferencing platforms and networks is a constitutional right
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

DSA: European Commission delivers on the first step toward systemic rules for online platforms

15 Dec 2020

Today, the European Commission launched a legislative reform that holds the promise of systemic regulation of large online platforms, consisting of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act. Access Now’s initial assessment focuses on the DSA, and highlights key issues that will affect human rights in the EU and beyond.

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DSA: European Commission delivers on the first step toward systemic rules for online platforms
15 Dec 2020
DSA: European Commission delivers on the first step toward systemic rules for online platforms
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New police powers in Hong Kong threaten human rights online

6 Jul 2020

Hong Kong’s new national security law grants sweeping powers to block content, search devices, and intercept communications without independent judicial oversight.

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New police powers in Hong Kong threaten human rights online
6 Jul 2020
New police powers in Hong Kong threaten human rights online
U.S. Congressional briefing

Changes to Australia’s criminal code will create a new class of internet censorship

2 Apr 2019

Australia’s government have announced the introduction of a new bill that would impose criminal liability on executives of social media platforms if they fail to remove “abhorrent violent content.” The hastily drafted legislation could have serious unintended consequences for human rights in Australia.

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Changes to Australia’s criminal code will create a new class of internet censorship
2 Apr 2019
Changes to Australia’s criminal code will create a new class of internet censorship