Will the Right to Protest survive its migration online?
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?
At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
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.
#KeepItOn: Open letter urging Jordan to end internet throttling during protests
As Jordan protests, the #KeepItOn coalition is urging authorities to stop throttling access to the internet and communications services.
Instead of banning facial recognition, some governments in Latin America want to make it official
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.
Iran has built an internet for oppression. Here’s why you should care.
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.
Pandemics, protests, and power in digital spaces: the 44th U.N. Human Rights Council Session in review
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.
COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council
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.
Standing with #BlackLivesMatter — for human rights, for justice, and for democracy
Access Now stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all those exercising their fundamental right to protest across the United States and around the world to call for justice and an end to human rights violations against the Black community.
Indonesians seek justice after internet shutdown
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.