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Iraqi Government Shuts Down the Internet Amidst Protests

Last week, protests broke out in Basra and quickly spread across southern Iraq. On Saturday, the Iraqi government began intermittently shutting down the internet and reduced the connection speed across the country.  #End_internet_shutdowns because they violate Iraqis’ rights to freedom of expression and puts them in great danger. للقراءة والمشاهدة باللغة العربية.

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Afrin under the Turkish and Free Syrian Army bombardment. March 14, 2018. (YPG spokesperson)

Message from Afrin: We Can’t Wait for a Shutdown to Condemn Network Disruptions in Times of War

Update: On Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Turkish forces and their Free Syrian Army allies seized control of Afrin. No one we contacted in the aftermath of the reported a network disruption. Nonetheless, preemptive warnings can raise awareness about these disruptions before they occur and Turkey could still use this tactic in the future. As Turkish […]

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Internet Shutdown in Yemen: Recurring Disruptions Threaten Civilian Safety, Human Rights, and Press Freedom

On Thursday night, the Houthis, the northern Yemen-based insurgent group in control of most of Sana’a since 2015, completely shut down the internet for close to 30 minutes. Earlier in the day, the group took measures to disrupt and limit access to the internet for the second time in one week. These measures violate the […]

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