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Will the Right to Protest survive its migration online?

20 Oct 2021

State-sanctioned internet shutdowns, increased surveillance, and unequal access to the internet are impacting communities globally. Will the Right to Protest survive its migration online?

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Will the Right to Protest survive its migration online?
20 Oct 2021
Will the Right to Protest survive its migration online?
Digital rights

At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers

7 Jul 2021

Digital surveillance is threatening the right to protest worldwide. U.N. human rights expert Clément Voule is fighting for strong encryption and tight restrictions on the use of spyware. Here’s why that push is important for human rights lawyers and the activists they represent.

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At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
7 Jul 2021
At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
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Instead of banning facial recognition, some governments in Latin America want to make it official

16 Dec 2020

Buenos Aires, Brasilia, and Uruguay are pushing for use of facial recognition systems for “public security,” seeking to authorize the invasive and harmful use of mass surveillance tools. Civil society must fight back.

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Instead of banning facial recognition, some governments in Latin America want to make it official
16 Dec 2020
Instead of banning facial recognition, some governments in Latin America want to make it official

Iran has built an internet for oppression. Here’s why you should care.

2 Dec 2020

Iran has made it easier to cut Iranians off from the global network without disrupting key services, and increased the government’s capacity to spy on and target protesters.

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Iran has built an internet for oppression. Here’s why you should care.
2 Dec 2020
Iran has built an internet for oppression. Here’s why you should care.
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Pandemics, protests, and power in digital spaces: the 44th U.N. Human Rights Council Session in review

26 Aug 2020

In the context of COVID-19 and a wave of protests across the globe, the U.N. Human Rights Council held its 44th session. Here’s our read-out on the reports and resolutions that are key for defending digital rights around the world.

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Pandemics, protests, and power in digital spaces: the 44th U.N. Human Rights Council Session in review
26 Aug 2020
Pandemics, protests, and power in digital spaces: the 44th U.N. Human Rights Council Session in review
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COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council

30 Jun 2020

As the 44th session of the Human Rights Council kicks off amid a pandemic and mass protests, we’re closely monitoring action on the issues impacting digital rights globally.

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COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council
30 Jun 2020
COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council
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Indonesians seek justice after internet shutdown

13 May 2020

Access Now filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of a legal case challenging the 2019 internet shutdowns in the Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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Indonesians seek justice after internet shutdown
13 May 2020
Indonesians seek justice after internet shutdown