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Internet Shutdowns

Calculating The Cost Of Switching It Off
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Connecting the World 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
Connecting the World 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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Connecting the World 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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Connecting the World 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...

Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns
Public Policy 13 November 2017

Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns

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

ISOC Togo Chapter Calls On Togo Government to Restore Internet Access
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Human Rights 7 September 2017

ISOC Togo Chapter Calls On Togo Government to Restore Internet Access

Today our Internet Society chapter in Togo issued a statement (in French) calling on the government of Togo to...

Libraries Stand for the Internet’s Future and Join the Call to End Shutdowns
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Human Rights 6 September 2017

Libraries Stand for the Internet’s Future and Join the Call to End Shutdowns

Human development cannot happen without inclusive access to information. This, along with reading and applying knowledge helps us to...

“The Internet is Home” – Youth voices on why we should keep the Internet on
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Connecting the World 20 June 2017

“The Internet is Home” – Youth voices on why we should keep the Internet on

Last year alone, the international digital rights advocacy organization Access Now recorded 56 Internet shutdowns worldwide. There’s concern about...

Internet Situation in Egypt
Connecting the World 15 June 2017

Internet Situation in Egypt

In June 2017, the Internet Society Egypt Chapter issued a statement in reaction to some of the recent blocking...

Internet Shutdowns Are Not a Solution to Africa’s Challenges
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Human Rights 5 June 2017

Internet Shutdowns Are Not a Solution to Africa’s Challenges

Africa has made considerable gains with regards to the Internet in the last decades. It’s Internet penetration grew by...

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