Ethiopia internet blackout enters third day, SMS service suffers - News Summed Up

Ethiopia internet blackout enters third day, SMS service suffers


What started on Tuesday with the total block of internet access in Ethiopia is in its third day, according to internet rights monitoring group, NetBlocks. Reports on Wednesday noted that the authorities had earlier restored access at a point before cutting the service later. As of today, SMS service is also out the BBC has confirmed. In 2016 and 2017, the government imposed a blackout around this same period of the year as a measure to curb cheating in national exams. NetBlocks describes itself as a civil society group working at the intersection of digital rights, cyber-security and internet governance.


Source: Ethiopian News June 13, 2019 07:52 UTC



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