Ending internet shutdowns to #KeepItOn
Internet shutdowns pose a threat to human rights around the world. They harm everyone: businesses, emergency services, journalism, human rights defenders, and demonstrators. Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition work with stakeholders across sectors to end internet shutdowns worldwide.
Access has submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court about the SMS shutdown in the Central African Republic during June and July 2014. The submission supports the latest ICC investigation into crimes against humanity in CAR, the Court’s second probe into the “endless” list of atrocities perpetrated there.…17 February 2015
As of today, Oct. 10, SMS services are being blocked in Tajikistan. Though Tajik authorities deny responsibility for any blocking or disruptions, many observers say the government is attempting to thwart a planned rally by Group 24, an opposition organization labeled extremist by the Tajik Supreme Court.…10 October 2014
Selon des rumeurs circulant depuis peu, les trois opérateurs de télécommunications tunisiens, Tunisie Telecom, Orange, et Ooredoo, pourraient conclure un accord limitant l’accès de leurs clients aux services de voix sur IP (également appelé VoIP). Si cette information se vérifie, ledit accord aurait un impact considérable sur la liberté d’expression des utilisateurs en ligne.…1 October 2014
There are rumors circulating that Tunisia’s three telecommunications operators, Tunisie Telecom, Orange, and Ooredoo, might enter into an agreement limiting customers’ access to voice over IP (VoIP) services. If implemented, this agreement would dramatically impact users’ freedom of expression online.…1 October 2014