Matthew Rice is the Scotland Director at Open Rights Group. He was previously an Advocacy Officer at Privacy International working across the organisation engaging with international partners and strengthening their capacity on communications surveillance issues.
Privacy International is committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world. We litigate to ensure that surveillance is consistent with the rule of law. And advocate for strong national, regional, and international laws that protect privacy, conducting research to catalyse policy change.
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!