Search Mailing List Archives

Limit search to: Subject & Body Subject Author
Sort by: Reverse Sort
Limit to: All This Week Last Week This Month Last Month
Select Date Range     through    

[liberationtech] Seeking op-ed coauthor: "It's time to recognize internet shutdowns as a global health issue"

Zak Rogoff zakkai at
Mon Mar 26 10:17:35 PDT 2018

Hi Liberation Tech,

I'm looking for someone knowledgeable about global health, to co-author an
op-ed about the increasing threat to global health posed by internet

I represent the NGO Access Now within #KeepItOn
<>, a rapidly-growing 159-member global
coalition of civil society organizations. As the incidence and harmful
impact of internet shutdowns increase year-over-year, we employ a variety
of tactics to build a global movement against these abuses.

Shutdowns are normally perceived as a free expression or economic issue,
not a health issue. However, we have received numerous first-hand accounts
of internet shutdowns threatening life and limb which I plan to quote in
the op-ed. They include:

   - People who were unable to call an ambulance after a car crash
   - Hospitals whose computer systems stopped functioning.
   - Families who were distraught when unable to send money to or check in
   on their sick relatives.

*Please reach out by email if you're interested in co-authoring!*

Thank you for your time,

Zak Rogoff
@zakkai <>
PGP: 82DE8D64B5090AC8
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the liberationtech mailing list