Digital rights win: U.S. to amend internet exemptions for sanctions programs
The U.S. is amending internet communications general licenses to ensure sanctions regimes do not negatively impact people’s ability to access the internet in targeted 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.
The world must support people in Iran: sanctions relief helps connect the nation
Access Now supports sanctions relief to keep Iran country connected — to information, platforms for expression, and the outside world.
UN roundup and delegate guide: digital rights at the United Nations
Our new brief tracks progress on digital rights at the UN, providing recommendations for advancing international norms and standards to safeguard human rights online.
UK protects free flow of information amidst Russia sanctions
The UK government has listened to civil society’s assertion that blocking the flow of information in and out of Russia will strike a blow to the rights of millions.
As the WEF meets, pressure is on the world’s powerbrokers to shut down the spyware industry
As the industry’s big players meet at the WEF in Davos this week, they must seize this opportunity to shut down the spyware industry.
Letter to U.K. government: Do not disrupt internet access in Russia or Belarus
Access Now and a coalition of human rights organizations are calling on the U.K. government to ensure sanctions do not disrupt internet access in Russia or Belarus.
Coalition to Boris Johnson: don’t boot Russians offline via sanctions
Access Now and a coalition of civil society organizations urge the U.K. government to not disrupt internet access in Russia or Belarus.
U.S. moves to keep the Russian people connected despite sanctions
In response to a coalition letter led by Access Now and the Wikimedia Foundation, the U.S. Treasury Department decided to exempt internet communications services from U.S. sanctions in Russia.
Access Now’s statement on Myanmar at the U.N. Human Rights Council
Myanmar’s military is engaged in a digital coup, and the international community must act. We spoke at the United Nations on Myanmar during the 49th session of the Human Rights Council to offer our recommendations.