Bahrain Internet Shutdown Hits One Year Mark

As of 7pm tonight, Bahrain has shut down the internet in the village of Duraz every day for 365 days. This makes it one of the longest sustained internet shutdowns in the world.

Since 23 June 2016, residents of Duraz have been reporting regular disruptions to internet services within the village. The complaints we received included mobile users with internet services provided by Batelco, Viva and Zain, the main ISP’s in the country. An investigation by Bahrain Watch published in August 2016 found that ISP’s were deliberately disrupting both fixed-line and mobile data services in the village between 7PM and 1AM everyday.

— source bahrainwatch.org

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