Network Shutdowns & Blocking

GNI in Slate: Network Shutdowns Go Beyond Syria

On May 7 at 3 p.m., for the second time in six months, Syria’s connection to the global Internet was severed.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 09:35

Digital Freedoms in International Law

Syrian Internet Shutdown

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is alarmed by the nationwide shutdown of the Internet, as well as reported communications network disruptions, in Syria. Data from Internet monitoring companies starkly shows the loss of international connectivity, as does traffic from Google’s Transparency Report.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 16:45

Global Network Initiative Statement on Internet Shutdown in Egypt

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is deeply concerned that the people of Egypt have been denied access to Internet and telecommunications services. This almost unprecedented step has enormous implications for human rights.

The GNI acknowledges the difficult situation faced by companies that provide Internet and telecommunications services. We urge companies to take action to protect freedom of expression and privacy, and preserve a free and open Internet. We urge the Egyptian government to respect its international human rights commitments.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:12


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