Tell MENA authorities: #NoExamShutdown
Year after year, the MENA region has led the world in exam-related shutdowns. With the 2023 exam season in the region quickly approaching, it’s time to take action and demand change! #NoExamShutdown
Resurging internet shutdowns in 2022: weapons of control, shields of impunity
Empty promises: more internet shutdowns during exams in MENA
As students in MENA sit down for national exams, governments cut off the internet and implement shutdowns. Here’s what happened in 2022.
Internet shutdowns during exams: when MENA governments fail the test
National secondary and high school exams are a big deal in the Arab world. But when MENA governments cut off internet access nationwide to stop students from sharing exam answers, they also block access to essential online services.
Internet shutdowns in Algeria and Sudan: damaging practices during exceptional circumstances
Shutting down the internet to prevent cheating on exams is not efficient or effective. Rather, shutdowns hurt human rights, disrupt public affairs, and cause huge financial losses that compound the longer the shutdown lasts.