Weapons of control, shields of impunity: Internet shutdowns in 2022
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 187 internet shutdowns in 2022, across a record-setting 35 countries.
When sanctions undermine human rights online
Sanctions are a preferred foreign policy tool for many states. But they can also harm human rights. Governments, businesses, and civil society must align to protect human rights and democratic values through international sanctions regimes.
#KeepItOn: Who is shutting down the internet in Ukraine?
Russia’s internet shutdowns in Ukraine are part of its war strategy. Here’s how Russia’s digital occupation is being carried out, and how global actors and activists can stand with Ukraine.
Digital dictatorship: authoritarian tactics and resistance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Dictators are using digital tools to repress and suppress democratic dissent, reinforcing digital authoritarianism. Our latest report looks at what’s happening in the EECA region, and how pro-democracy activists are fighting back against digital dictatorship.
#KeepItOn: 2022 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Elections and internet shutdowns are a disaster for democracy. See which countries the #KeepItOn coalition is watching in 2022.
Mailchimp is still silencing activists in Russia
When Mailchimp left Russia, we warned the company not to cut off Russian civil society. Today, it’s still silencing pro-democracy and anti-war voices, ignoring human rights guidance.
Don’t help Putin and Lukashenko silence anti-war voices
Despots like Putin and Lukashenko rule by isolating and lying to their people. Here are four strategies to fight disinformation and protect anti-war voices in Russia and Belarus.
#KeepItOn: How to stop internet shutdowns in Ukraine
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine includes cyberattacks and deliberate disruptions to the internet that are exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.
What the tech sector can do to respect human rights in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and beyond
As the Russia-Ukraine crisis escalates to war, the tech sector must do more than merely comply with sanctions. Here are our recommendations for mitigating human rights harms.
Dear Big Tech: Don’t help Russia deplatform civil society
Russia wants social media platforms to block human rights group OVD-Info. Here’s why they should fight to keep OVD and other rights groups online.