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Internet restrictions would only exacerbate Hong Kong’s problems

An internet shutdown would not only hurt the city’s economy, but also encourage more violence. by Samuel Woodhams16 Oct 2019 MORE ON HONG KONG Civil unrest around the world is impacting financial marketstoday Hong Kong journalists accuse police of targeting the presstoday Beijing denies plans to replace Carrie Lam in Hong Kongyesterday Suspect whose case led […]

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Indonesia Blocks Internet in West Papua as Protest Rages

** *** Indonesia has blocked Internet access in West Papua, following proteststriggered by the mistreatment and racial abuse of Papauan students lastweek. Executive director of SAFEnet, Damar Juniarto, told Al Jazeerathat the Indonesian government could be violating the country’s own laws.

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Internet blackout in Mauritania following presidential election

June 27, 2019 at 2:44 am | Published in: Africa, Mauritania, News Image of the Mauritania’s flag [Wikipedia]June 27, 2019 at 2:44 am Internet connectivity yesterday cut off in most of the parts of Mauritania days after the conclusion of the country’s presidential election, a cybersecurity and internet governance company has announced. “Mauritania is in the midst of […]

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#IAmTheSudanRevolution: There’s a direct link between internet shutdowns and human rights violations in Sudan!

11 JUNE 2019 | 8:05 AM It’s been over a week since Sudan shut down mobile internet via major service providers. While the internet has been shut off,  several reports indicate that more than 100 people have been killed, over 700 injured, and at least 70 raped.   This is not the first time Sudan has shut […]

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Liberian Government Shuts Down The Internet In Response To Protest

Posted Sat 08 Jun 2019 by Farai Mudzingwa(@FariM9) Former footballer and current Liberian President, George Weah, has had a tumultuous time leading the West African nation. Shortly after coming to power, Weah’s administration lost (yuhp, lost) a container with US$104 million in bank notes and now the same administration has decided to shut down the internet in response to protests […]

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#IAmTheSudanRevolution: Support for Sudan amid internet blackout

Sudanese abroad are using social media to raise awareness about a violent crackdown on protesters by Sudan’s Charlotte Mitchell20 hours ago MORE ON SUDAN Sudanese around the world have been taking to social media to raise awareness of a violent crackdown on protesters in Sudan amid a partial but crippling internet blackout in the country.  Under the #IAmTheSudanRevolution hashtag, social media users are […]