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.
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”
#KeepItOn: Eswatini authorities shut down internet to quell protests, ask people to email grievances
Access Now is calling for an immediate reinstatement of internet access across Eswatini after authorities shut down the internet yesterday, June 29, in response to large-scale pro-democracy protests.
MTN’s first transparency report marks a milestone, but raises questions
In response to mounting pressure from civil society, MTN has published an inaugural transparency report. Although this report is a welcome development, and Access Now encourages MTN to make this a yearly publication, the content leaves us with more questions than answers.