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.
Update: internet access, censorship, and the Myanmar coup
The Myanmar military is consolidating control over the telecom sector, expanding surveillance and invading privacy. The telecom sector must push back.
Human rights abuses in Egypt: U.N. must hold authorities accountable
Access Now is joining over 100 civil society and human rights organizations from around the world in calling on governments to take action on Egypt’s human rights crisis.
Human rights groups to U.N. High Commissioner: U.S. police violence against anti-racism protesters rampant
Calling attention to the U.S. Government’s violent response to peaceful protests against racism, human rights organizations join forces to send a joint submission to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights urging immediate action.
Special Cybercrime Bill in Nicaragua moves oppression online
In Nicaragua, a cybercrime bill with a broad scope, ambiguous terms, and disproportionate punishment for the crimes it creates — such as spreading “fake news” — represents a new attempt by the government to control and prosecute dissidents.
Pandemics, protests, and power in digital spaces: the 44th U.N. Human Rights Council Session in review
In the context of COVID-19 and a wave of protests across the globe, the U.N. Human Rights Council held its 44th session. Here’s our read-out on the reports and resolutions that are key for defending digital rights around the world.
Internet access, digital ID, data protection, surveillance controls: UPR review highlights threats to digital rights
In our UPR comments with partner organizations, we recommend steps to ensure secure, open, equitable internet access, defend privacy and digital security in digital ID programs, strengthen data protection, and limit surveillance.
Iraq: freedom of speech and assembly under attack as over 100 killed, thousands injured, and hundreds arrested
Access Now joins a coalition of international, regional, and Iraqi human rights organisations to demand that the authorities in Iraq immediately uphold promises to put an end to violent reprisals against the popular protest movement taking place across the country.
Shutdowns, surveillance, and censorship: UPR reviews highlight threats to digital rights
We joined our partners to document the human rights records of Egypt, Gambia, Iraq, and Italy.
Informe del EPU: La brecha de género y las limitaciones a la libertad de expresión en Bolivia
Bolivia es uno de los países que se está pasando por este proceso de revisión este año, y Access Now se unió a Fundación Internet Bolivia.org y Derechos Digitales, para informar sobre el estado de los derechos digitales en el país.