Tanzania government censoring mobile networks ahead of presidential election
Ahead of a presidential election on October 28, the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has ordered telcos to suspend access to bulk SMS and voice services, and reports indicate single messages with election-related keywords are also being censored.
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 decries SMS blocking and online repression in Tajikistan
As of today, Oct. 10, SMS services are being blocked in Tajikistan. Though Tajik authorities deny responsibility for any blocking or disruptions, many observers say the government is attempting to thwart a planned rally by Group 24, an opposition organization labeled extremist by the Tajik Supreme Court.