Chris Lawton is Head of High Risk Services for 1st Option Safety Group. Previously, he was on the high risk team at Bloomberg L.P., supporting the deployment of news and media teams globally. Before this, he was part of the BBC High Risk Team. Chris has consulted with the UN and NGO sector on major incident response and served in the British Army. He is a graduate of Sheffield University.
Olly Lambert is documentary filmmaker who’s won multiple international awards for his conflict reporting, including an Emmy and two BAFTAs. He’s been commissioned by Channel 4, the BBC and Sky1, and his film “Syria: Across The Lines”, which documents life on both sides of Syria's civil war, won the 2013 Rory Peck Award for Features.
Jenny Kleeman is an award-winning journalist. She made 13 films for Unreported World - Channel 4’s critically acclaimed foreign affairs documentary programme - from across the world, including Afghanistan, Liberia, Cambodia, Nigeria and beyond. She's reported for BBC One's The One Show and writes regular features for the Guardian, the Sunday Times, VICE and others.
Challenges & Opportunities for Strategic Litigation Against Internet Shutdowns
As part of the Advocacy Assembly Shutdown Academy, we hosted a panel discussion on strategic litigation against internet shutdowns. In this panel, experts shared their experiences challenging shutdowns in court at national and regional levels and shared best practices for setting legal strategies. Read more...
Ten Courses to Demystify and Combat Internet Shutdowns
When people lose access to the internet, they lose their fundamental rights and opportunities to connect with the world. Fighting such misconduct is a battle that echoes in every corner of the world, where advocates, journalists, and human rights defenders stand united against the growing threat of internet shutdowns. This is exactly why we launched the Advocacy Assembly Shutdown Academy. Read more...
This online tool helps activists collect proof of connectivity disruptions
This article showcases a case study from our course ‘Detecting Internet Shutdowns with IODA’.
Defending Online Freedom: Three Organisations in Action
Internet freedom has been threatened globally due to the rise of censorship, internet shutdowns, and surveillance. Such actions have significantly impacted individuals' ability to access information, express themselves freely, and communicate with others online. In this blog, we will discuss three such organisations. Each of these organisations shared with us insights learned from their experiences as part of our new shutdown academy courses.
How The Economist uses IODA to report on Internet shutdowns
This is a case study from our course ‘Detecting Internet Shutdowns with IODA’, in our Internet Shutdown Academy, which features 10 courses in seven languages taught by experts from leading organisations. It is designed to educate activists, journalists, and anyone impacted by internet disruptions and online censorship.
Relaunching Stronger: Discover Exciting Updates on Advocacy Assembly!
We're excited to announce the launch of our new website! Read more!