Roundtable/Focus Group Internet Shutdowns and Restrictions: Rethinking Documentation Methodologies

Access Now, Myanmar Internet Project, Digitally Right

Miraj Chowdhury
Victoire Rio
Zach Rosson

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2023 (Day 3)
  • 11:15 – 12:45 hrs (GMT+7)
  • CMU Art Center – Exhibition Hall 2

Efforts to document and report on internet shutdowns globally have typically focused on tallying the numbers of shutdown events. Not all shutdowns are made equal, however, with some incidents lasting mere hours, while others last months, if not years. There is a need to rethink how we track the occurrence and impact of shutdowns and internet restrictions. The purpose of this roundtable will be to review existing approaches and explore challenges and possible alternatives.