OONI - Tor Project # Around the Web

The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is a free software project under The Tor Project which aims to empower decentralized efforts in increasing transparency of internet censorship around the world.

  • By running ooniprobe, you can collect data that can serve as evidence of internet censorship since it shows how, when, where, and by whom it is implemented.
Togo: Instant messaging apps blocked amid 2020 parliamentary election

Last Saturday, on 22nd February 2020, presidential elections were held in Togo. These elections follow a wave of protests over the last years against the 53-year rule of (...)

25 February
Call to Action: Let’s measure the blocking of LGBTQI websites around the world!

LGBTQI websites are blocked in several countries around the world, such as Malaysia and Indonesia. This includes popular dating apps and sites, like grindr, which is blocked (...)

3 December 2019
Iran’s nation-wide Internet blackout: Measurement data and technical observations

Over the last week, Iran experienced a nation-wide Internet blackout. Most Iranians were barred from connecting to the global Internet and the outside world, but they had (...)

22 November 2019
On the blocking of abortion rights websites: Women on Waves & Women on Web

Image: By Clarote (Coding Rights) Read the Portuguese version by Coding Rights. View the report’s press coverage by The Intercept. As abortion remains partially or (...)

28 October 2019
Egypt blocks BBC and Alhurra: Expanding media censorship amid political unrest

Last weekend, protests erupted in Egypt in response to corruption allegations against President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Protests have been rare since President Sisi (...)

25 September 2019
Next Generation OONI Explorer Launched!

Today the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) team is thrilled to announce the public launch of the revamped, next generation OONI Explorer! OONI Explorer is an (...)

11 September 2019
Resurgence of Internet Censorship in Ethiopia: Blocking of WhatsApp, Facebook, and African Arguments

Last year in June 2018, following years of pervasive internet censorship, Ethiopia unblocked hundreds of websites as part of political reforms under a new government. But (...)

13 August 2019
Ethiopia: From internet blackouts to the blocking of WhatsApp and Telegram

Communication access in Ethiopia has significantly been disrupted over the last week. Internet access and Short Message Services (SMS) were disconnected intermittently across (...)

20 June 2019
Jordan: Measuring Facebook live-streaming interference during protests

Last December, anti-austerity protests erupted in Jordan against a controversial fiscal reform bill. The protests ensued once a week for several weeks thereafter. Amid the (...)

11 June 2019
Nigeria’s 2019 elections through the lens of network measurements

Censorship events are increasingly being reported during political events in Africa (and elsewhere around the world). A few examples include the social media disruptions in (...)

28 May 2019
China is now blocking all language editions of Wikipedia

translation: 中国封锁了所有语言版本的维基百科 China recently started blocking all language editions of Wikipedia. Previously, the blocking was limited to the Chinese language edition of Wikipedia (...)

3 May 2019
Benin: Social media blocking and Internet blackout amid 2019 elections

Two days ago, social media was reportedly blocked and access to the Internet was shutdown in Benin during its 2019 parliamentary elections. In this report, the Open (...)

29 April 2019

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