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Al-Shabaab internet blackout disrupts lives, provokes outrage in southern Somalia

For the thousands of residents in Hiran, Middle and Lower Jubba regions who have been unable to access the internet on their mobile phones for the past t..., al-Shabaab's internet blackout represents a new burden in life, one that makes communicating with loved ones around the world a nearly impossible endeavour....more.

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Comment by Parveen Umrani on February 14, 2014 at 10:43pm

This goes to show that censorship and control are not the sole domain of technologically advanced governments.  Perhaps the same goals can be achieved through brute force?  Let's hope this event can be used to argue for the need to ensure communications networks remain open and neutral.

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