Internet and social media access must be restored in Pakistan to protect human rights
The government of Pakistan must immediately restore — and protect — full access to the internet and social media.
Blocking access to Twitter in Nigeria is a flagrant violation of fundamental rights
The #KeepItOn coalition is again pressuring authorities in Nigeria to immediately rescind Twitter’s “indefinite” suspension.
Russia throttled Twitter to censor content — Here’s what happens next
“No matter what they do, the world is watching”: Some Ugandans are back online after internet shutdown during presidential election
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.
Trump executive orders targeting China-linked apps fail to protect privacy, harm human rights
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.
To ensure a free and fair election, Togo must refrain from internet shutdowns and #KeepItOn
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.
Social media shutdown in Venezuela is a warning of what is to come as political tensions rise
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.
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.
Fighting censorship during the 2018 elections season
Countries around the world are preparing themselves for a heated 2018 election season. Free expression advocates are equally preparing to fight back against the rising tide of election-related censorship.