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Blocked, demonetised, and censored: what some news channels in India are facing on YouTube

16 Apr 2024
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Blocked, demonetised, and censored: what some news channels in India are facing on YouTube
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16 Apr 2024
Blocked, demonetised, and censored: what some news channels in India are facing on YouTube
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Internet and social media access must be restored in Pakistan to protect human rights

10 May 2023

The government of Pakistan must immediately restore — and protect — full access to the internet and social media.

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Internet and social media access must be restored in Pakistan to protect human rights
10 May 2023
Internet and social media access must be restored in Pakistan to protect human rights
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Blocking access to Twitter in Nigeria is a flagrant violation of fundamental rights

13 Jan 2022

The #KeepItOn coalition is again pressuring authorities in Nigeria to immediately rescind Twitter’s “indefinite” suspension.

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Blocking access to Twitter in Nigeria is a flagrant violation of fundamental rights
13 Jan 2022
Blocking access to Twitter in Nigeria is a flagrant violation of fundamental rights
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Russia throttled Twitter to censor content — here’s what happens next

15 Mar 2021
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Russia throttled Twitter to censor content — here’s what happens next
15 Mar 2021
Russia throttled Twitter to censor content — here’s what happens next
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“No matter what they do, the world is watching”: Some Ugandans are back online after internet shutdown during presidential election

20 Jan 2021

On the eve of the 2021 presidential election in Uganda, the government ordered a complete internet shutdown. Voters headed out to the polls with no methods of online communication or tools to access information about the election process or outcome. 

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“No matter what they do, the world is watching”: Some Ugandans are back online after internet shutdown during presidential election
20 Jan 2021
“No matter what they do, the world is watching”: Some Ugandans are back online after internet shutdown during presidential election
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Trump executive orders targeting China-linked apps fail to protect privacy, harm human rights

18 Sep 2020

Unilateral decrees by the Trump Administration banning transactions between U.S. persons and businesses and the firms running WeChat and TikTok would deprive millions of people of information and communication tools during a global pandemic, restrict human rights groups from reaching at-risk communities, and suppress free expression just before the U.S. election.

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Trump executive orders targeting China-linked apps fail to protect privacy, harm human rights
18 Sep 2020
Trump executive orders targeting China-linked apps fail to protect privacy, harm human rights

Facebook has been bending to the will of Arab despots

4 Jul 2020
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Facebook has been bending to the will of Arab despots
4 Jul 2020
Facebook has been bending to the will of Arab despots
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To ensure a free and fair election, Togo must refrain from internet shutdowns and #KeepItOn

19 Feb 2020

The people of Togo are preparing to go to the polls. Any attempts by the government to shut down or throttle the internet during the elections cannot be accepted.

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To ensure a free and fair election, Togo must refrain from internet shutdowns and #KeepItOn
19 Feb 2020
To ensure a free and fair election, Togo must refrain from internet shutdowns and #KeepItOn
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Social media shutdown in Venezuela is a warning of what is to come as political tensions rise

22 Jan 2019

Yesterday, #KeepItOn coalition member NetBlocks detected blocks to Twitter and Instagram, as well as partial disruptions to YouTube traffic, on Venezuela’s state internet service provider CANTV. These disruptions came alongside clashes between the National Guard and 27 of its members challenging the government of Nicolás Maduro.

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Social media shutdown in Venezuela is a warning of what is to come as political tensions rise
22 Jan 2019
Social media shutdown in Venezuela is a warning of what is to come as political tensions rise

Sudan, Bangladesh, DRC, Gabon start 2019 with major digital rights violations

10 Jan 2019

As the world celebrated 2019, governments shut down the internet, throttled services, and blocked social media. Here’s what happened while you were away.

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Sudan, Bangladesh, DRC, Gabon start 2019 with major digital rights violations
10 Jan 2019
Sudan, Bangladesh, DRC, Gabon start 2019 with major digital rights violations