ENDING INTERNET SHUTDOWNS
Internet shutdowns threaten human rights around the world. They harm everyone: businesses, emergency services, journalism, human rights defenders, and protesters. Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition work with stakeholders across sectors to end internet shutdowns worldwide.
KeepItOn: Fighting internet shutdowns around the world
In 2021, Access Now’s Shutdown Tracker Optimization Project (STOP), in collaboration with the #KeepItOn coalition, recorded at least 182 internet shutdowns in 34 countries worldwide, including the longest internet shutdowns on record.
Freedom of Expression
Elections and internet shutdowns are a disaster for democracy. See which countries the #KeepItOn coalition is watching in 2022.
In 2021, Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 182 internet shutdowns across 34 countries. This shows a dramatic resurgence of this oppressive form of control.
Our new guide explains the technology behind network interference to help people prepare for, circumvent, and document internet shutdowns.
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
#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
Freedom of Expression
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.
Advocating to #KeepItOn during elections: what you can do
What they did in the shadows: Internet shutdowns and atrocities in Ukraine
Approaching two years since the full-scale invasion, we document the atrocities in Ukraine and the inflicted suffering on its people.
A1 Telekom Austria Group: ensure people’s access to open and secure internet during Belarusian elections
#KeepItOn: A1 Telekom Austria Group must resist internet shutdowns and share shutdown requests
The #KeepItOn coalition urges A1 Telekom to publicly support free, open, and secure internet access for the people of Belarus throughout the elections.
#KeepItOn in times of war: Sudan’s communications shutdown must be reversed urgently
The warring parties in Sudan must immediately end the disruption of internet access across the country and #KeepItOn!
#KeepItOn: To defend democracy, authorities must immediately reconnect Pakistan’s internet
#KeepItOn in Pakistan: ensure open and secure internet for all during the 2024 elections
As Pakistan heads into elections on 8 February 2024, authorities must guarantee uninterrupted internet access for everyone across the country.
#KeepItOn: Pakistan’s caretaker government and election commission must ensure open and secure internet access throughout the 2024 elections
Access Now, the #KeepItOn coalition, and organisations from across globe urge authorities to #KeepItOn during the 2024 Pakistan elections.
#KeepItOn: Senegalese authorities must immediately reinstate mobile internet access to all
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition denounce the ongoing internet shutdown in Senegal on Saturday, February 3, 2024.