Sri Lanka: shutting down social media to fight rumors hurts victims
Cutting communications channels can block the emergency and rescue services that keep people alive.
How to help #KeepItOn in Iran
The people of Iran have a fundamental human right to free expression. Here’s how you can help them exercise that right.
Learn and share: Comparing “OTT” and telecom services
Our new infographic shows why lawmakers should be wary of applying telecom-style rules to “OTT” services.
Internet vs. telecommunication services: differences that matter for users’ rights
It doesn’t make sense to treat “OTT” services the way we do telecommunications networks. It also risks human rights.
Access urges UN and African Union experts to take action on Burundi internet shutdown
Today, Access submitted a letter to UN and African Union experts requesting their urgent intervention on the internet shutdown in Burundi, where social media services have been cut off in the face of public unrest. The letter underscores the importance of the internet to realizing human rights, and explains how shutdowns often enable egregious human rights violations.