Digital Freedoms Lab
What is digital authoritarianism and how it limits Internet freedoms?The Internet began as a space for freedom. Gradually, the states began to restrict it more and more. Digital authoritarianism is a fairly new term that has been picked up by many modern researchers. It includes a range of different restrictions on digital rights and is a way of exerting authoritarian control of cyberspace.
Right to InternetIf the Internet is such an important catalyst for the implementation of human rights, should access to the Internet be a right in its own name?
Urgent appeal concerning Internet service disruptions in Belarus in the context of the presidential elections of 9 August 2020We, the undersigned NGOs, bring the information on the disruptions of Internet services in Minsk and other cities of the Republic of Belarus, in the context of the presidential elections of 9 August 2020 to the attention of the mandate holders. After setting out the general context of the limitations on freedom of expression, this […]
Human rights groups appeal to President of Belarus to #KeepItOn during electionsAccess Now, together with 39 other international rights groups and partners in Belarus, is urgently calling on President Alexander Lukashenko to ensure that internet access in Belarus remains open, accessible and secure during the presidential elections on August 9, 2020.
#KeepItOn: Joint letter on keeping the internet open and secure during the presidential elections in BelarusRe: Internet access will ensure increased participation and transparency in Belarus presidential elections Your Excellency Alyaksandar Lukashenka, President of the Republic of Belaus Prospekt Pobeditelei 12 Minsk, Belarus CC: Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus Kаnstantsin Shulhan; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Uladzimir Makei; Chairperson of Belarus’ Central Election Commission, […]
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