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Media Coverage

Burkina Faso restricts Facebook after internet outages

Anadolu Agency

The UK Government is reportedly preparing a PR blitz against end-to-end encryption

yahoo! finance

UK government launches astroturfing campaign against end-to-end encryption

London News Time

Revealed: UK Gov’t Plans Publicity Blitz to Undermine Privacy of Your Chats

Rolling Stone

Where Internet shutdowns are contributing to the digital divide

Broadband World News

Access Now joins Global Encryption Coalition and continues to fight the good fight

Access Now

Kazakhstan’s Internet shutdown leaves millions in the dark during unrest

The Star

World’s worst Internet clampdown cost Myanmar US$3bil in 2021

The Star

Changes To The Online Security Act Requested By MPs

Shepherd Gazette

Online Safety Bill: New offences and tighter rules


Bridging Africa’s digital divide: The rise of community internet

World Economic Forum

The Internet Is Not the Enemy

Project Syndicate

Jordan Times

Senior Executive Leadership Team

Andrew Sullivan
Andrew Sullivan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Joe Hall head shot
Joseph Lorenzo Hall

Distinguished Technologist, Strong Internet

Rinalia Abdul Rahim
Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Communications and Engagement

Sally Shipman Wentworth

Senior Vice President, Project Staff

Leading image: Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt interviewing Godfrey Chimbwanda (53), District Schools Inspector, in Murambinda, Zimbabwe on 24 May 2018. © Internet Society / Nyani Quarmyne / Panos Pictures