Over the last eight months, Internews has worked closely with academics, activists, lawyers, and developers across Africa to support the development of locally driven resources to help communities better prepare for, prevent, and predict Internet shutdowns.

The OPTIMA team at Internews is excited to highlight a collection of research reports, resources, guides, and tools that dive deeper into understanding the nuanced impacts of Internet disruptions in Africa and to generate discussion on how digital rights groups can ally with new stakeholders, develop tools, and engage in research to document the complicated ways in which internet shutdowns impact economies and societies.   

To learn more about additional resources to support advocacy efforts against Internet shutdowns, take a look at our Prepare, Prevent, Resist Workflow.