Joint statement June 21, 2022
#KeepItOn: A call to the government of Kenya — keep the internet and social media platforms open and secure during the 2022 elections and beyond
Freedom House and a coalition of organizations are calling on authorities to:
- Publicly assure the people of the Republic of the Kenya that the internet, including social media and other digital communication platforms, will remain open, accessible, inclusive and secure across Kenya before, during and after the election;
- Refrain from ordering the interruption of telecommunications services, social media platforms, and other digital communication platforms;
- Ensure that telecommunications and internet service providers implement all necessary measures to provide high-quality, secure, unrestricted and uninterrupted internet access; and,
- Ensure that telecommunication and internet service providers inform internet users of any potential disruptions, and to take all reasonable steps to fix any identified disruptions.
Increasingly, civil society from across the globe and international actors such as the United Nations are uniting in the fights to #KeepItOn, as outlined in a recent RightsCon summit conversation.
Read the full statement.