The Prepare, Prevent, Resist Resource Library is organized into four overarching categories to help you find the resources most relevant to you. When conducting advocacy, carrying out awareness raising efforts, or simply learning more about shutdowns and what you can do to prepare, it is likely that you will benefit from a range of resources from more than one of these categories.
These four guides are designed to better contextualize resources, offer connections between specific materials, and support you in navigating the library stacks. Think of these as your librarian’s reference books!
Forumvert developed a French-language, West Africa specific, quick-reference booklet on the use of circumvention tools to bypass instances of shutdowns
East Mojo developed a location-specific, localized guide/protocol that functions as a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for themselves and the media
Basudev Barman worked to determine the effects on internet shutdowns on app-based GIG workers in Rajasthan and Telengana. As part
This checklist developed by OPTIMA is designed to help you prepare yourself and/or your organization for an internet shutdown. The
The UN has released a number of reports that outline how the international standard-setting body talks about the key issues.
This brief presentation developed by Access Now walks through some of the most common censorship circumvention tools, outlines the various
The Global Network Initiatives Country Legal Framework Resource (CLFR) is a detailed set of resources examining governments’ legal authorities to intercept communications, obtain access to communications data, or restrict the content of communications in more than 50 countries. Through this resource you can review a country’s laws pertaining to 1) provision of real-time lawful interception assistance; 2) disclosure of communications data; 3) national security and emergency powers; 4) censorship-related powers; 5) oversight of access-related powers, and 6) oversight of censorship-related powers.
This APC report “Dialling in the Law” outlines jurisprudence across the Global South on the legality of internet shutdowns. It tackles the growing challenge of government-mandated disruptions of internet access around the world, often under the guise of safeguarding public order and upholding national security interests.