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English
Workshop
Beginner
Lessons on Fighting Internet Shutdowns

Short thesis

Internet shutdowns represent a terrifying and real trend worldwide. Shutdowns and blocking often precede egregious human rights violations and impact our ability to seek, receive, and impart information. In 2015 alone, we saw nearly 20 shutdowns in a variety of contexts and situations, from the Pacific Ocean to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We'll show how you can join the global fight to push back against shutdowns through the #KeepitOn campaign.

Description

I'll share key strategic lessons for activists about how to fight internet shutdowns, including: working with telcos to resist government orders, how to speak about shutdowns in human rights language, pressuring government figures, capturing data about shutdowns, and storytelling for change. I'll also share key indicators that we have tracked over time and how you can join the global fight to push back against shutdowns through the #KeepitOn campaign.

 

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