Internet Censorship in Pakistan: Findings from 2014 to 2017

We confirm detection of 210 blocked URLs in Pakistan. Explicit blockpages were observed for many of these URLs, while others were blocked by means of DNS tampering.Many of the blocked URLs are considered blasphemous under Pakistan’s Penal Code for hosting content related to the controversial “Draw Mohammed Day” campaign. Geopolitical power dynamics appear to be reinforced through the blocking of sites […]

Evidence of Internet Censorship during Catalonia’s Independence Referendum

We confirm the blocking of at least 25 sites related to the Catalan referendum by means of DNS tampering and HTTP blocking, based on OONI Probe network measurements collected from three local networks. OONI data shows that these sites were blocked every day from (at least) 25th September 2017 (when the testing started) leading up to the referendum day, […]

OONI Run: Let’s fight internet censorship together!

OONI released OONI Run, a website linked to an exciting new OONI Probe mobile app feature that enables you to: Engage your friends (and the world) to run censorship measurement tests Monitor the blocking of your website around the world OONI Run includes a variety of OONI Probe software testsdesigned to: Test the blocking of websites Find middleboxes Measure the speed and performance of […]