Access Now

Access Now petitions AU to help restore internet in Tigray

Organisation claims the region has experienced two years of sustained internet shutdowns.
Michael Malakata
Aug 16, 2022

Africa bears the brunt of internet shutdowns

Research by Surfshark and Netblocks raises stat that eight out of ten Africans have been impacted by internet and social media censorship.
Oct 26, 2021

Sudan blocks internet four times in three years

Internet service disruption occurred after senior government officials had been detained in an apparent military coup attempt.
May 12, 2021

Lobby groups fume over proposed new social media laws in Mauritius

Digital rights campaigners react to tabling of new amendments to the country’s ICT Act.

Deep concern over internet disruptions in Senegal

Digital rights group Paradigm Initiative urges government to respect international human rights obligations.

Fight to keep Cameroon fully connected continues

Internet shutdown within Anglophone regions is reported to have lasted over three months.
Feb 20, 2017

Internet rights campaigners take on Cameroon's govt over blackout

Avaaz, Access Now seek intervention by the African Union.