The NetBlocks organisation and its ongoing research on incidents of communications technology, internet controls and cyber-security are frequently covered by the media:

Arrests, internet restrictions ahead of Cameroon presidential results – africanews

Digital rights groups round on Mali govt over internet disruptionsIT Web Africa

Ethiopia must lift internet outage in eastern region – Coalitionafricanews

Throughout Middle East, the Web Is Being Walled OffThe Wall Street Journal

How the internet is being mapped in real-time to fight censorshipWired UK 1

Internet blackouts could cost Iraq $40 million per day as protests spreadRudaw

Southern Iraq rages over dire living conditionsGlobal Voices

Iraq online shutdown cost ‘$40m a day’Arab News

Iraq protests spread, fuelled by anger and hopelessnessThe National

Tage des Zorns erschüttern den Südirak – Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Iraq Orders Internet Blackout To Quell ProtestsOilPrice

İnternet kesintisinin Irak’a faturası 40 milyon dolar – Anadolu Ajansı

デモ鎮圧のためにインターネットが遮断、1日当たりおよそ4000万ドルの損失にTRT Japan

Irak’ta internet yasağı ekonomik ve sosyal hayatı vurduPosta

Mobile and internet shutdowns to be tracked in Elections 2018 by DRF and BoloBhiTechJuice

Freedom of speech: Rights groups against digital blackout in pollsThe Express Tribune

Contribution to the Commission on Science and Technology for DevelopmentUN ECOSOC

Notes from RightsCon 2018: Combatting Shutdowns with COST: A Data Driven Policy Tool for Internet Freedom – Berkman Klein Center

Sri Lankan Shutdown of Web-Based Services Creates Huge Social CostsInternet Society

Sri Lanka Internet ShutdownRayZnews Nepal

Sri Lanka Social Media User’s Association issues statement on costLanka C News

One Difference Between 2009 vs 2018 Iran Protests? 48 Million SmartphonesVOA

İranda 2009 və 2018-ci il nümayişlərinin fərqiAmerikanin Sesi Azerbaijani

Human Rights Protocol Considerations: Bridging the Implementation Gap

The Internet Society and NetBlocks Team up to Keep it on!

Govt should strike balance between censorship, security: DRF

All you need to know about nation-wide internet disruptions during dharna

The issue of social media networkingThe Nation

Activists assail blanket ban on social mediaThe Nation

Press Release: DRF and NetBlocks find blanket and nation-wide ban on social media in Pakistan and demand it to be lifted immediately

Social Media Saved Harvey Victims In Texas — But That’s Not Really A PlanBuzzFeed

HTTP-Fehlercode 451: Tools sollen gegen Zensur helfen und sie transparent machenHeise

La cibercensura invisible, mapeadaEl Diario

Al Jazeera NewsGrid 2


  1. Telegram has used IP hopping in this case