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[liberationtech] tracking government internet blocking

Robert Guerra rguerra at
Sat Aug 15 20:37:33 PDT 2015


You ask a good question… likely many will answer on the list.

Let me provide a list of a few resources that could be of interest.

Herdict is a user-driven platform for identifying web blockages as they 

Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)
A free software, global observation network for detecting censorship, 
surveillance and traffic manipulation on the internet

The OpenNet Initiative - a collaborative project that concluded in 2014 
that was a pioneer in documenting internet censorship and internet 

The Access series represents three edited volumes published by the 
OpenNet Initiative and MIT Press that document nearly a decade of 
extensive technical and in-field research on the trends and patterns 
shaping information controls around the world.

I’ll let others share other resources and tools…


Robert Guerra
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On 15 Aug 2015, at 22:18, Tanya Rabourn wrote:

> Hi all,
> I know several of you monitor Internet blocking and other interference 
> by governments, so I have a couple questions for you. Is there a site 
> somewhere that gives up-to-the minute information about who is 
> blocking what? Is there a guide that outlines how to use tools for 
> monitoring blocking or bandwidth throttling (including tools for use 
> *inside* the country)?
> Thanks!
> -Tanya
> --
> Tanya Rabourn
> User Experience Designer
> Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin
> tanya.rabourn at
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