Kazakhstan’s Internet shutdown leaves millions in the dark during unrest


Authorities started blocking Internet in some parts of the country and limiting access to social media platforms several days earlier as protests erupted in the western city of Zhanaozen, said digital rights group Access Now. — Technology photo created by freepik - www.freepik.com

A state-imposed Internet shutdown in Kazakhstan entered a sixth day on Jan 10, leaving millions of people struggling to access basic services and information about anti-government protests that have rocked the country, digital rights groups said.

Connectivity was restored nationwide for a few hours on Monday, according to Internet blockage observatory NetBlocks, before being cut off soon after in the Central Asian nation following last week's wave of unrest.

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