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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
Protest and human rights

Urgent appeal for justice: condemning the unjust prosecution of dozens of Emiratis in the UAE

27 Dec 2023

Access Now joins 40+ organizations in condemning new prosecutions by UAE authorities against over 80 Emiratis, including human rights defenders, accused of supporting a “terrorist organization.”

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Urgent appeal for justice: condemning the unjust prosecution of dozens of Emiratis in the UAE
27 Dec 2023
Urgent appeal for justice: condemning the unjust prosecution of dozens of Emiratis in the UAE
U.S. blocklists Sandvine for enabling digital repression in Egypt

Open letter: Governments must address UAE human rights abuses ahead of COP28

14 Sep 2023

Access Now and over 200 organizations call on governments to address the UAE’s human rights abuses ahead of COP28.

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Open letter: Governments must address UAE human rights abuses ahead of COP28
14 Sep 2023
Open letter: Governments must address UAE human rights abuses ahead of COP28

19 civil society organizations call on US administration to press the UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor ahead of COP 28

30 Aug 2023

In a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, we urge him to call upon the UAE government to promptly and unconditionally release Ahmed Mansoor.

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19 civil society organizations call on US administration to press the UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor ahead of COP 28
30 Aug 2023
19 civil society organizations call on US administration to press the UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor ahead of COP 28
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#FreeSherifOsman: UAE must not extradite political commentator to Egypt, where he would face torture

19 Dec 2022

Access Now joins human rights groups in urging the UAE to refrain from extraditing political commentator Sherif Osman to Egypt, where he could face torture.

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#FreeSherifOsman: UAE must not extradite political commentator to Egypt, where he would face torture
19 Dec 2022
#FreeSherifOsman: UAE must not extradite political commentator to Egypt, where he would face torture

Joint statement on the UAE’s adoption of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime

25 Jan 2022

Access Now joins a coalition of organization in calling on UAE to immediate repeal or amend the new Law on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime.

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Joint statement on the UAE’s adoption of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime
25 Jan 2022
Joint statement on the UAE’s adoption of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime
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Global civil society urges Gulf countries to unblock internet calling services

7 Apr 2020

Access Now, together with more than 25 organizations, signed a joint statement urging the UAE, Oman, and Qatar to permanently lift the ban on WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype, and all other VoIP platforms, especially in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Global civil society urges Gulf countries to unblock internet calling services
7 Apr 2020
Global civil society urges Gulf countries to unblock internet calling services
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COVID-19: Gulf governments must unblock all VoIP technologies

7 Apr 2020

More than 25 civil society organizations from around the world are calling on the UAE, Oman, and Qatar to immediately and permanently restore access to services for internet voice and video calls.

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COVID-19: Gulf governments must unblock all VoIP technologies
7 Apr 2020
COVID-19: Gulf governments must unblock all VoIP technologies
|Vietnam: Immediately release Pham Doan Trang

رسالة مفتوحة من أكثر من 50 فرد ومنظمة غير حكومية إلى السلطات الإماراتية

24 Feb 2020
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رسالة مفتوحة من أكثر من 50 فرد ومنظمة غير حكومية إلى السلطات الإماراتية
24 Feb 2020
رسالة مفتوحة من أكثر من 50 فرد ومنظمة غير حكومية إلى السلطات الإماراتية
|Vietnam: Immediately release Pham Doan Trang

UAE: Freedom of expression must be upheld at all times, not only tolerated during Hay Festival Abu Dhabi

24 Feb 2020
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UAE: Freedom of expression must be upheld at all times, not only tolerated during Hay Festival Abu Dhabi
24 Feb 2020
UAE: Freedom of expression must be upheld at all times, not only tolerated during Hay Festival Abu Dhabi