Internet blackouts: The rise of government-imposed shutdowns

Posted in: Censorship at 17/06/2019 21:18

Sudan's internet blackout has gained global attention, but it is not unique. Shutdowns are on the rise around the world.

For almost a week, Sudan has been completely cut off from the internet. It started slowly, with a series of intermittent disruptions during months of protests against former President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule.

Al-Bashir was toppled in April, but the protests did not end and demonstrators began demanding that the Transitional Military Council (TMC) cede power to a civlian-led government.

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