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.
United Nations: Access Now on joint declaration “Challenges to freedom of expression in the next decade”
Access Now welcomes the joint declaration from the United Nations that calls on governments globally to protect encryption and anonymity, safeguard net neutrality, and rein in the abuse of surveillance technologies.
Internet rights in focus: 38th session of the Human Rights Council
Our joint review with APC of the internet and human rights issues at stake in the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, June 18-July 6
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Access Now responds to Special Rapporteur Kaye on “Content Regulation in the Digital Age”
Governments are coercing private internet intermediaries to police and regulate online content. Here’s how companies can meet their obligation to respect human rights.
Egypt is blocking more websites: why it matters, and what you can do
We review the status of censorship in Egypt, the current challenges for civil society, and next steps for defending free expression.
Update: Major regulator in Kenya pledges not to shut down internet
The Communications Authority and an opposition candidate condemned internet shutdowns, but wavered on hate speech. It’s time for the president to speak out.
U.N. expert aims to help businesses globally defend your digital rights
U.N. Special Rapporteur David Kaye maps out the pathway for developing global business standards to defend free expression and privacy in the digital age.
The U.N. wants to connect everyone to the internet. That’s not enough.
In a new op-ed published at Slate, David Kaye, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the freedom of expression, and Brett Solomon, our executive director, argue that in global policy, connecting the developing world to the internet isn’t enough. Respect for human rights must go “hand in glove” with the drive to connection.