Safeguarding democracy: preventing internet shutdowns from disrupting elections
Election shutdowns erode democracy. They violate basic fundamental rights like freedom of expression, undermine election fairness, and weaken people’s trust in the electoral process. Our new election shutdowns handbook helps election observers, journalists, diplomatic missions, and human rights activists navigate these turbulent scenarios.
The fight to #KeepItOn during elections: the role of stakeholders
Watch via YouTube: Join human rights activists and experts — including Peggy Hicks from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights — as they explore incidents of internet shutdowns documented in Myanmar, Tanzania, and Belarus during 2020 elections.