Internet connectivity and use of forms of social media have become increasingly central to many aspects of organizing and exercising the right to freedom of peaceful assembly over the past decade. Over the same period, international bodies have regularly acknowledged the prominent role of the internet and the need to recognize that many of our core fundamental human rights apply online as well as in the physical world. The paper provides an overview of current thinking around freedom of assembly in the online space. It aims to support developing a broader understanding of how assembly organizers, civil society groups and networks are using the online world as part of their activism, and how both state and private sector actors are responding to such developments. Read more here.