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Internet Shutdowns

Pandemic Accelerates Loss of Internet Freedoms
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Measuring the Internet 27 October 2020

Pandemic Accelerates Loss of Internet Freedoms

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused more than one million deaths worldwide, but it is also accelerating a...

Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns
Public Policy 18 December 2019

Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns

An Internet shutdown can be defined as an “intentional disruption of Internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or...

From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions
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Growing the Internet 18 December 2019

From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions

In March 2019, in a move described in one news report as a “government-imposed Internet shutdown,” the president of...

Internet Society Position on Internet Shutdowns
Human Rights 17 December 2019

Internet Society Position on Internet Shutdowns

The Internet Society believes Internet shutdowns harm societies, economies, and the global Internet infrastructure.

Sri Lanka Chapter Tackles Internet Restrictions and Cybersecurity Threats
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Growing the Internet 17 September 2019

Sri Lanka Chapter Tackles Internet Restrictions and Cybersecurity Threats

Since its establishment nine years ago, the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter has been a key stakeholder in ensuring a free,...

Turn the Internet Back On in Sudan, and Keep It On
Growing the Internet 6 June 2019

Turn the Internet Back On in Sudan, and Keep It On

The Internet Society is deeply concerned that the military transitional council of Sudan ordered the shutdown of mobile access...

Calculating The Cost Of Switching It Off
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30 December 2018

Calculating The Cost Of Switching It Off

NetBlocks and the Internet Society launch tool to calculate the cost of Internet censorship worldwide
Growing the Internet 10 December 2018

NetBlocks and the Internet Society launch tool to calculate the cost of Internet censorship worldwide

NetBlocks and the Internet Society have partnered up to build a tool to better measure the cost of Internet...

Internet Shutdowns cannot be a solution to political challenges in Chad
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Growing the Internet 10 April 2018

Internet Shutdowns cannot be a solution to political challenges in Chad

The Internet Society is concerned with the continuous disruptions of Internet and social media services in Chad in the...

Short-term Internet Shutdown in Bali Tied to Holiday
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Human Rights 16 March 2018

Short-term Internet Shutdown in Bali Tied to Holiday

The Indonesian province of Bali has asked mobile providers to shut down customers’ access to the Internet during Nyepi,...

The Future of Journalism in the Internet Age: Watchdogs or Lapdogs?
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Privacy 20 December 2017

The Future of Journalism in the Internet Age: Watchdogs or Lapdogs?

Media watchdogs, increasingly criticized, threatened and attacked by corporate interests and global governments, are also among the prominent victims...

The Internet Society and NetBlocks Team up to Keep it on!
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Growing the Internet 22 November 2017

The Internet Society and NetBlocks Team up to Keep it on!

How much do government shutdowns cost? How do they impact growth and prosperity? In 2016 Internet shutdowns cost globally...

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