Championing Digital Rights
The Uproar project explores digital rights and supports internet freedom in 34 target countries across Africa, MENA region and Central Asia. We advocate for these rights at the Universal Periodic Review, a mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council where UN member states can review and scrutinise the human rights records of fellow member states.
We work with local organisations to ensure they feel confident & empowered to develop long term advocacy plans around the UPR and engage with and build on past successes.
We work with digital rights organisations to document urgent internet freedom challenges experienced by citizens, activists and journalists to submit at the UPR.
Our information designers help advocates communicate their key messages and research findings to advocacy targets in new and visually innovative ways.
A global network of activists and journalists dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online.Read More
Use our free interactive tools to build recommendations and tailor advocacy efforts at the Universal Periodic Review.Read More
A free multilingual platform to access courses with leading organisations such as Amnesty International, Witness and Greenpeace.Read More
A summary of our accomplishments from the last half of 2022.
16 February 2023
Sudan at UPR: An opportunity to support domestic calls for urgent reforms
Understanding the mix of positive and negative steps in relation to the protection and promotion of freedom of expression in Sudan, from this UPR session.
31 January 2022
Protecting digital rights in Sierra Leone through the Universal Periodic Review
Discussing the state of freedom of expression and digital rights in Sierra Leone as it comes under review during the 38th session of the UPR.
1 September 2021
Do you want to engage in the UPR as a local partner? Your organisation can submit research to the UN or support an in-country lobbying event.
Want to receive or access training on UPR advocacy? We can tailor a bespoke workshop for your organisation.
Or pitch an idea for an article? Uproar publishes independent research on human rights online.