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KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns

The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023

15 May 2024

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 283 internet shutdowns in 2023 — the highest number since 2016.

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The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023
15 May 2024
The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023
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In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech

29 Feb 2024

Saudi authorities have proposed two laws that would further restrict free expression online, even potentially silencing people outside Saudi Arabia.

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In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech
29 Feb 2024
In Saudi Arabia, no safe harbor for free speech

Saudi Arabia: Birthday in jail: Saudi Wikipedian Osama Khalid Remains Unjustly Imprisoned on his 30th Birthday

19 Jan 2024

Access Now and partners demand his release demand the release of Saudi pediatrician Osama Khaled, who celebrates today his 30th birthday behind bars.

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Saudi Arabia: Birthday in jail: Saudi Wikipedian Osama Khalid Remains Unjustly Imprisoned on his 30th Birthday
19 Jan 2024
Saudi Arabia: Birthday in jail: Saudi Wikipedian Osama Khalid Remains Unjustly Imprisoned on his 30th Birthday
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Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host

12 Oct 2023

An IGF 2024 hosted by Saudi Arabia is incompatible with the event’s multistakeholder model, as human rights risks make robust civil society engagement impossible.

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Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host
12 Oct 2023
Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host
Khashoggi

Joint statement: Ahead of Khashoggi anniversary, Biden administration should reverse current policy and prioritize human rights in Saudi Arabia

29 Sep 2023

Five years after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, the Biden administration has yet to hold Saudi Arabia accountable. We join human rights organizations in calling on the Biden administration to reverse its current policy and prioritize human rights.

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Joint statement: Ahead of Khashoggi anniversary, Biden administration should reverse current policy and prioritize human rights in Saudi Arabia
29 Sep 2023
Joint statement: Ahead of Khashoggi anniversary, Biden administration should reverse current policy and prioritize human rights in Saudi Arabia

Elon Musk’s X must ensure safety of users, as Saudi authorities issue first death sentence solely for social media activity

15 Sep 2023

Access Now joins partners in urging Elon Musk’s X to prioritize the protection of its users, following the sentencing of an individual to death by Saudi Arabian authorities solely based on their social media activity.

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Elon Musk’s X must ensure safety of users, as Saudi authorities issue first death sentence solely for social media activity
15 Sep 2023
Elon Musk’s X must ensure safety of users, as Saudi authorities issue first death sentence solely for social media activity
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Alphabet shareholders want more transparency, less complacency

25 May 2023
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Alphabet shareholders want more transparency, less complacency
25 May 2023
Alphabet shareholders want more transparency, less complacency
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Saudi Arabia: Call for release of two Saudi Wikipedians

18 Jan 2023

Civil Society calls for the immediate release of two Saudi doctors and internet activists arrested in 2020 for their online activism on Wikipedia.

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Saudi Arabia: Call for release of two Saudi Wikipedians
18 Jan 2023
Saudi Arabia: Call for release of two Saudi Wikipedians