Access (also Access Now.org)
Acronym: 
Access
Address: 
PO Box 115
New York, NY 10113
United States
Telephone: 
+1 888 414 0100
Year Created: 
2009
Civil Society Organization
Lobby-advocacy
Monitoring
Global

Thematic Areas

Logical (code, software, standards)
Internet
Community/Citizens
Access, Inclusion and Participation
Content, Governance, Uses
Specific Themes: 
Internet Rights
Specific Themes: 
Human Rights
Specific Themes: 
Access to Information

Mission

Access is an international human rights organization premised on the belief that political participation and the realization of human rights in the 21st century is increasingly dependent on access to the internet and other forms of technology. Founded in the wake of the 2009 Iranian post-election crackdown, Access teams with digital activists and civil society groups internationally to build their technical capacity and to help them advocate globally for their digital rights. Access provides thought leadership and practical policy recommendations in the broader field of internet freedom, and based on that expertise mobilizes its global movement of citizens to campaign for an open internet accessible to all.

Access defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, user engagement, and direct technical support, we fight for open and secure communications for all.

Policy Documents (by the Organization)

Created by: Julia Pohle