Congo cannot repeat history this election, authorities must keep the country connected
Update: March 22 — To the dismay of the #KeepItOn coalition and the international community, authorities in the Republic of the Congo shutdown the internet on the eve of the presidential election.
#KeepItOn: Open letter to keep the internet open and secure during elections in the Republic of the Congo
Nations across Africa, and the world, are intentionally shutting down the internet when people need it the most — during elections and important national events. This election, we urge the Republic of the Congo to #KeepItOn.
Côte d’Ivoire elections: keep internet on to protect democracy
The people of Côte d’Ivoire will head to the polls on October 31, 2020, to vote for the nation’s next president. Civil society is appealing to the government and internet service providers to continue to invest in open, secure, and free internet access for the duration of the election period, and beyond.
Fair elections in Guinea? Keep the internet open
For the Republic of Guinea’s presidential elections to be fair and democratic, President Alpha Condé must ensure a stable and open internet before, during, and after polling day — scheduled for October 18, 2020.
Civil society to U.S. Congress: don’t let disinformation run rampant
Access Now and public interest partners oppose the Online Content Policy Modernization Act, legislation that would hamper platforms’ ability to combat disinformation and hate speech.