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Wednesday, June 12 • 9:00am - 10:15am
The State of Internet Shutdowns in 2019

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The first 6 months of 2019 have been the worst shutdowns so far: Venezuela has systematically been blocking social media platforms for months while democratic countries like Benin have been shutting down the internet for elections. Some in the US media have written supporting social media shutdowns in Sri Lanka, while others in Senegal have been organizing to avoid shutdowns during elections. This panel discussion will bring together activists and policymakers that have worked hard to fight internet shutdowns in the past 6 months. The panelists, selected from countries that have shutdown the internet in the past 6 months, will highlight the state of internet shutdowns in 2019.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
L'Escale (Laico)