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.
Sudan, Bangladesh, DRC, Gabon start 2019 with major digital rights violations
As the world celebrated 2019, governments shut down the internet, throttled services, and blocked social media. Here’s what happened while you were away.
Access Now and global partners report to Human Rights Council on most pressing digital rights issues in Nicaragua, DRC, Qatar, Ethiopia, and Costa Rica
Our reports cover a country’s human rights obligations, developments since the last review, and pressing examples with evidence to show how rights are being violated or put at risk.
Pulling the plug on free expression: the rise of internet shutdowns to silence dissent
In Iran, the DRC, Ethiopia, and Cameroon, governments are responding to protests by imposing internet shutdowns. It has to stop.
Telcos warned against shutting down DR Congo networks
The Democratic Republic of Congo wants a social media blackout on Monday. Can we stop them?
Violating International Law, DRC Orders Telcos to Cease Communications Services
This week, the Democratic Republic of the Congo ordered a full shutdown of internet and SMS traffic in response to protests against the government. The shutdown is just the latest example of telcos complying with government censorship orders, albeit reluctantly.