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Malawi: The Internet Should Stay On to Help Ensure a Free and Fair Election in Malawi

Over the weekend, Director General of the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Godfrey Itaye, called a meeting in Blantyre to take place at 17h30 on Saturday, 18 May 2019.  The meeting’s pressing action item: discussing the government’s attempt to shutdown access to phones, WhatsApp, and other social media sites during…
Staff Writer
21 May 2019
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The Internet Shutdowns Cast Doubt on Election Integrity: Malawi and Mozambique Should Not Repeat Benin’s Mistake

By: Tyler Walton (SALC Fellow) On Sunday 28 April, starting at around midnight, people in Benin were unable to access social media sites and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, and Viber.  The partial shutdown was followed by a complete internet shutdown on major internet service providers, including Spacetel,…
Staff Writer
20 May 2019