Centre for Communication Governance at NLU delhi
Literature from the Global Context

Adrian Shahbaz, The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: Fake news, data collection, and the challenge to democracy (Freedom on the Net, 2018)

The report discusses internet shutdowns in the larger context of authoritarian state control being exerted over the internet.

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Berhan Taye, Targeted, Cut Off, and Left in the Dark: The #KeepItOnreport on internet shutdowns in 2019 (Access Now #KeepItOn, 2020)

Access Now is a New York–based international human rights organization. This report tracks global internet shutdowns in 2019.

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Darrell M. West, Internet shutdowns cost countries $2.4 billion last year (Centre for Technology Innovation at Brookings, 2016)

The report assesses the global economic impact of internet shutdowns in 2015.

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Jan Rydzak, Disconnected: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Network Disruptions (The Global Network Initiative, 2019)

The author discusses the circumstances surrounding internet disruptions, the legal and technological means used to execute them, and the risks and effects associated with them. Recommendations for future actions are also given.

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Tonderayi Mukeredzi, Uproar over Internet shutdowns (UN Africa Renewal, 2017)

The article discusses internet shutdowns in the African context.

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The economic impact of disruptions to Internet connectivity: A report for Facebook (Deloitte, 2016)

Deloitte’s report for Facebook uses publicly available information to explore how disruptions to Internet connectivity ordered by public authorities impact the economy. 

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