Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update
Since the beginning of 2023, governments around the world are discovering new reasons to disrupt internet access during key national moments.
Internet shutdowns in Africa: fewer offenders in 2022, still causing harm
Access Now’s new report, “Weapons of control, shields of impunity: Internet shutdowns in 2022,” unpacks internet shutdowns in Africa and globally.
Resurging internet shutdowns in 2022: weapons of control, shields of impunity
#KeepItOn in Nigeria: social media, internet must stay connected during elections
Authorities in Nigeria must not shut down social media or in any way interfere with internet access throughout the upcoming elections.
Open letter: the government of Nigeria must keep the internet and social media platforms open and secure during the 2023 general elections and beyond
Through an open letter, the #KeepItOn coalition calls on authorities in Nigeria to keep the internet and social media platforms open during the elections.
2023 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2023 elections watch to #KeepItOn.
Digital identity: Our five calls to action for the World Bank
For the second year in a row, the World Bank is leaving digital identity programs off the agenda for its annual summit. Here’s why we need urgent action to stop further human rights abuse, exclusion, marginalization, and surveillance.
Courts must #KeepItOn to protect the right to education
Governments cite administration of education as a rationale for internet shutdowns during exams. Here’s why shutdowns are never compatible with the right to education.
ECOWAS Court victory: Twitter ban in Nigeria declared unlawful
In a huge win for human rights, Nigeria’s ECOWAS Court declared that government’s seven-month Twitter ban was unlawful.
Internet shutdowns in 2021 report: resistance in the face of blackouts in Africa
Last year, 12 countries cut internet access at least 19 times in Africa. Read “The return of digital authoritarianism: internet shutdowns in 2021”