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Internet Shutdowns Don’t Help Authoritarians Stop Protests

A recent study that looked at the effects of internet shutdowns amid civil unrest found that they aren’t effective at suppressing protest.By Chris BaraniukSeptember 7, 2020, 9:00am As thousands of protesters took to the streets in Belarus last month, authorities partially blocked internet access across the country. If the move had been designed to stymie the […]

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What happens when the internet vanishes? By Joe Tidy & Becky DaleBBC News 25 February 2020 From his high-rise desk overlooking the sprawling city of Addis Ababa, Markos Lemma has a pretty good view. As the founder of technology innovation hub IceAddis, his co-working space is usually abuzz with wide-eyed entrepreneurs fuelled on strong coffee […]

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The internet should be used, not shut down: The Statesman contributor

PUBLISHEDJAN 26, 2020, 9:30 AM SGTFACEBOOKTWITTER In the commentary, the writer says that the face of social movements has been much intensified in virtual reality. Santosh Kumar Biswal NEW DELHI (THE STATESMAN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s declaration, internet access as a fundamental right has been reiterated. The consumption of […]

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ISOC Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns

Editor’s note: Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns was originally published in November 2017. This is an updated version, as of December 2019.  Introduction Restrictions to Internet access are on the rise globally,[1] with frequent news of government-mandated disruptions of Internet access. Driven largely by political and national security concerns, state-ordered Internet shutdowns have become the “new normal” […]

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India’s top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

WORLD NEWS JANUARY 10, 2020 / 12:52 AM / 3 DAYS AGO Sankalp Phartiyal, Fayaz Bukhari NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim majority region’s autonomy in August.Journalists use […]

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Telecoms burnt in CAA, Article 370 fire; lose Rs 24.5 million per hour of internet shutdown

NewsBusiness Indian mobile operators are losing around 24.5 million rupees ($350,000) in revenue every hour they are forced to suspend internet services on government orders to control protests against a new citizenship law, a top lobby group said on Friday. Countrywide protests have raged for three weeks after parliament passed legislation which gives minorities from […]

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Report: Iran cuts mobile internet in some provinces

Associated Press  DECEMBER 25, 2019 — 9:15AM TEHRAN, Iran — Authorities in Iran have shut down mobile internet service in some provinces over security concerns, the semiofficial ILNA news agency reported Wednesday. The report quotes an unnamed official in the country’s Telecommunications Ministry as saying the cut could be extended to more provinces if security […]

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India’s internet curbs are part of growing global trend

As internet use has surged, especially in developing world, so have attempts to switch off flow of information Michael Safi @safimichael Thu 19 Dec 2019 12.45 GMTLast modified on Thu 19 Dec 2019 20.50 GMT On Thursday, internet shutdowns came to the capital city of the world’s largest democracy. The suspension of data services, phone calls and texting to curb protests in […]

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India’s internet curbs are part of growing global trend

As internet use has surged, especially in developing world, so have attempts to switch off flow of information Michael Safi @safimichael Thu 19 Dec 2019 12.45 GMTLast modified on Thu 19 Dec 2019 14.57 GMT On Thursday, internet shutdowns came to the capital city of the world’s largest democracy. The suspension of data services, phone calls and texting to curb protests in […]

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Offline and silenced: Internet blackouts are going global

From Kashmir to Iran, governments are turning off the internet to stop dissent. On this week’s The Listening Post: From Kashmir to Iran, governments are increasingly turning off the internet as a tactic to stop dissent. Plus, politics, porn and the sordid world of deepfakes. How internet blackouts are going global Imagine, as you read this, what an internet blackout […]