Internet Shutdowns

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Internet shutdowns threaten human rights around the world. They harm everyone: human rights defenders, journalists, protesters, emergency services, businesses, educators, and more. Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition work with stakeholders across sectors to end internet shutdowns worldwide.

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CAMPAIGN

KeepItOn: Fighting internet shutdowns around the world

In 2023, Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition recorded 283 internet shutdowns in 39 countries around the world, the highest number since we started the Shutdown Tracker Optimization Project (STOP).

RESOURCES

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Freedom of Expression

Tell MENA authorities: #NoExamShutdown

Year after year, the MENA region has led the world in exam-related shutdowns. With the 2024 exam season in the region quickly approaching, it’s time to take action and demand change! #NoExamShutdown

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Content Governance

2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch

Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2024 elections watch to #KeepItOn.

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Freedom of Expression

The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 283 internet shutdowns in 2023 — the highest number since 2016.

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Digital Security

Taxonomy of a shutdown: 8 ways governments restrict access to the internet, and how to #KeepItOn

Our new guide explains the technology behind network interference to help people prepare for, circumvent, and document internet shutdowns.

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KeepItOn: frequently asked questions

#KeepItOn: A global movement to end internet shutdowns 1. What is the #KeepItOn campaign? It’s a campaign launched by Access Now in 2016 to help unite and organize the efforts of activists

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Freedom of Expression

Have questions about internet shutdowns? Kill Switch has answers

Why aren’t internet shutdowns illegal? Are there ways to bypass them? Can we fight internet shutdowns in court? Does anyone see a way to end shutdowns, once and for all? Kill Switch podcast has the answers.

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Internet shutdowns and elections handbook

Internet shutdowns and elections handbook A guide for election observers, embassies, activists, and journalists [Leer en español] [Читайте на русском] This handbook explains how internet shutdowns undermine democractic elections and

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Connectivity

Palestine unplugged: how Israel disrupts Gaza’s internet

This report illustrates the state of Gaza’s internet throughout October 2023 by looking at internet traffic by ISPs and locations.

Advocating to #KeepItOn during elections: what you can do

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အင်တာနက်ပိတ်ဆို့မှု အဆိုးဝါးဆုံးနိုင်ငံများ၌ မြန်မာပါဝင်၊ တိုင်းနှင့်ပြည်နယ် ၁၃ ခုတွင် အင်တာနက် ဖြတ်ခံရ

17 May 2024
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အင်တာနက်ပိတ်ဆို့မှု အဆိုးဝါးဆုံးနိုင်ငံများ၌ မြန်မာပါဝင်၊ တိုင်းနှင့်ပြည်နယ် ၁၃ ခုတွင် အင်တာနက် ဖြတ်ခံရ
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အင်တာနက်ပိတ်ဆို့မှု အဆိုးဝါးဆုံးနိုင်ငံများ၌ မြန်မာပါဝင်၊ တိုင်းနှင့်ပြည်နယ် ၁၃ ခုတွင် အင်တာနက် ဖြတ်ခံရ
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Telecoms shutdown making Sudan’s humanitarian crisis worse: NGOs

17 May 2024
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Telecoms shutdown making Sudan’s humanitarian crisis worse: NGOs
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17 May 2024
Telecoms shutdown making Sudan’s humanitarian crisis worse: NGOs
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French Tiktok ban makes VPN usage soar in New Caledonia

17 May 2024
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French Tiktok ban makes VPN usage soar in New Caledonia
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17 May 2024
French Tiktok ban makes VPN usage soar in New Caledonia
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Concerns over internet shutdown by governments

17 May 2024
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17 May 2024
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2023 was the worst year for internet shutdowns globally, new report says

16 May 2024
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2023 was the worst year for internet shutdowns globally, new report says
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16 May 2024
2023 was the worst year for internet shutdowns globally, new report says
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Government internet shutdowns ‘worst on record’ in 2023

16 May 2024
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Government internet shutdowns ‘worst on record’ in 2023
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16 May 2024
Government internet shutdowns ‘worst on record’ in 2023
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India’s internet shutdowns got longer, bigger & more common in 2023: Report

16 May 2024
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India’s internet shutdowns got longer, bigger & more common in 2023: Report
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16 May 2024
India’s internet shutdowns got longer, bigger & more common in 2023: Report
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India records highest number of internet shutdowns globally in 2023

16 May 2024
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16 May 2024
India records highest number of internet shutdowns globally in 2023
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В 2023 году зафиксировано максимальное количество интернет-блокировок за всю историю наблюдений

16 May 2024
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В 2023 году зафиксировано максимальное количество интернет-блокировок за всю историю наблюдений
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16 May 2024
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116 shutdowns in 2023: Sixth year in a row, India leads in global internet shutdowns

16 May 2024
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116 shutdowns in 2023: Sixth year in a row, India leads in global internet shutdowns
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16 May 2024
116 shutdowns in 2023: Sixth year in a row, India leads in global internet shutdowns
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#KeepItOn: rapport sur les coupures internet en 2023

16 May 2024
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16 May 2024
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‘গত বছর তিনবার ইন্টারনেট বন্ধ রাখা হয়েছিল বাংলাদেশে’

16 May 2024
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‘গত বছর তিনবার ইন্টারনেট বন্ধ রাখা হয়েছিল বাংলাদেশে’
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16 May 2024
‘গত বছর তিনবার ইন্টারনেট বন্ধ রাখা হয়েছিল বাংলাদেশে’
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India tops list of most Internet shutdowns recorded, six years in a row: Report

16 May 2024
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India tops list of most Internet shutdowns recorded, six years in a row: Report
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16 May 2024
India tops list of most Internet shutdowns recorded, six years in a row: Report
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India leads global internet shutdowns for sixth year straight: Report

16 May 2024
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India leads global internet shutdowns for sixth year straight: Report
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16 May 2024
India leads global internet shutdowns for sixth year straight: Report
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India leads in global internet shutdowns for 6th year in a row: Report

16 May 2024
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16 May 2024
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16 May 2024
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ಸರಕಾರದ ಆದೇಶದಿಂದ ಇಂಟರ್ನೆಟ್‌ ಸ್ಥಗಿತ: ಸತತ 6ನೇ ಬಾರಿ ಭಾರತಕ್ಕೆ ಜಗತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಗ್ರ ಸ್ಥಾನ
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16 May 2024
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