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Outrage over Ethiopia's continuing internet blackout

NetBlocks, NGO monitoring internet censorship, estimates Ethiopians lose at least $4.5m each day the internet is cut.

Internet

How authorities shut down the internet

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

Internet blackouts: The rise of government-imposed shutdowns

Talk to Al Jazeera

UN investigator David Kaye: Break up Facebook, Google

David Kaye, UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression, on the state of free speech and policing the internet.

Human Rights

How can gaming be used to promote peace?

The Stream chats with developers about using games to build communities and tackle important social issues.

How can gaming be used to promote peace?

China

Tiananmen Square protests and China's fight for internet control

Since President Xi took power in 2012, China has launched an unprecedented crackdown on online freedom.

Tiananmen Square protests and China's fight for internet control

Cuba

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

The deal is aimed at speeding up connectivity to help bring communications on the island into the 21st century.

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

Counting the Cost

World wide web at 30: What's next for the web?

World wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee discusses censorship, data privacy and the state of the internet today.

Asia Pacific

How the Chinese government restricts the use of the internet

Government controls are becoming increasingly sophisticated, using new technologies such as facial recognition to monitor and control information online.

Internet

World wide web turns 30: Designer laments its dark side

World wide web's designer Tim Berners-Lee says online users had found the internet 'not so pretty' recently.

Europe

Russia's internet control bill triggers protests

Protesters in Moscow rally against a proposed law they say will threaten internet freedom.

Inside Story

Is Putin building his own version of China's Great Firewall?

The Kremlin tries to take control of Russia's internet traffic.

Opinion

Freedom of expression is under threat in Iraq, again

A draft law could see people accused of 'damaging' the reputation of the country jailed for life.

Ines Osman

by Ines Osman

Ines Osman

Bangladesh

Bangladesh blocks 20,000 websites in anti-porn 'war'

Social media apps blocked and pornography sites taken down by internet providers as part of government crackdown.

Bangladesh blocks 20,000 websites in anti-porn 'war'

Russia

Russia moves to disconnect from global internet

Bill intended to better position the country to fend off potential cyberattacks from abroad, particularly from the US.

Russian parliament approves bill to isolate country's internet

The Listening Post

BuzzFeed and the digital media bubble

Recent layoffs suggest that the click-based advertising revenue model doesn't add up to a profitable bottom line.