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Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update

6 Jun 2023

Since the beginning of 2023, governments around the world are discovering new reasons to disrupt internet access during key national moments.

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Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update
6 Jun 2023
Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition's report unpacks internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and globally.

Internet shutdowns in MENA in 2022: continued abuses and impunity

29 Mar 2023

In 2022, authorities across the Middle East and North Africa shutdown the internet 37 times — with Iran hitting the kill switch a staggering 18 times.

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Internet shutdowns in MENA in 2022: continued abuses and impunity
29 Mar 2023
Internet shutdowns in MENA in 2022: continued abuses and impunity
#KeepItOn report EECA

Five years in a row: India is 2022’s biggest internet shutdowns offender

28 Feb 2023

In 2022, India shut down the internet at least 84 times — more than any country, for the fifth consecutive year. Read “Weapons of control, shields of impunity: Internet shutdowns in 2022.”

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Five years in a row: India is 2022’s biggest internet shutdowns offender
28 Feb 2023
Five years in a row: India is 2022’s biggest internet shutdowns offender
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#KeepItOn in Somaliland: authorities cannot quash public protest and access to information

11 Aug 2022

The #KeepItOn coalition condemns the ongoing internet blackout imposed by authorities in Somaliland amid protests.

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#KeepItOn in Somaliland: authorities cannot quash public protest and access to information
11 Aug 2022
#KeepItOn in Somaliland: authorities cannot quash public protest and access to information
Sierra Leone

#KeepItOn in Sierra Leone: the government must stop wielding internet shutdowns for political control

11 Aug 2022

The #KeepItOn coalition is calling on authorities in Sierra Leone to ensure an open and accessible internet at all times.

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#KeepItOn in Sierra Leone: the government must stop wielding internet shutdowns for political control
11 Aug 2022
#KeepItOn in Sierra Leone: the government must stop wielding internet shutdowns for political control
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Uzbekistan region in information vacuum, authorities must #KeepItOn

6 Jul 2022

Access Now is demanding an end to an information vacuum that is exacerbating social unrest in Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region of Uzbekistan.

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Uzbekistan region in information vacuum, authorities must #KeepItOn
6 Jul 2022
Uzbekistan region in information vacuum, authorities must #KeepItOn
Digital rights

At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers

7 Jul 2021

Digital surveillance is threatening the right to protest worldwide. U.N. human rights expert Clément Voule is fighting for strong encryption and tight restrictions on the use of spyware. Here’s why that push is important for human rights lawyers and the activists they represent.

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At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
7 Jul 2021
At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
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Sheikh Jarrah: Facebook and Twitter systematically silencing protests, deleting evidence

7 May 2021

Facebook and Twitter are systematically silencing users protesting and documenting the evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem.

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Sheikh Jarrah: Facebook and Twitter systematically silencing protests, deleting evidence
7 May 2021
Sheikh Jarrah: Facebook and Twitter systematically silencing protests, deleting evidence
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Arab Spring: ten years in, how can we reclaim the internet as an open space?

16 Feb 2021

The internet played a pivotal role during the Arab Spring protests. But a decade on, the state of internet freedom in many Arab countries has deteriorated. Join us for a virtual conversation to explore the evolution of the digital space from a tool of mobilization to one of repression.

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Arab Spring: ten years in, how can we reclaim the internet as an open space?
16 Feb 2021
Arab Spring: ten years in, how can we reclaim the internet as an open space?
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Podcast: India is now the world leader in internet shutdowns

16 Feb 2021

External link: India has become the global leader in internet shutdowns says Raman Chima, Asia-Pacific Policy Director and Senior International Counsel at Access Now, via “the Wire” podcast.

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Podcast: India is now the world leader in internet shutdowns
16 Feb 2021
Podcast: India is now the world leader in internet shutdowns