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Syria offline today from 1:00 to 5:30 UTC. Government-directed national Internet blackout intended to prevent cheating on student exams. We first reported on this practice when it began Syria in 2016:
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InternetIntelligence Jun 11
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Second exam-related national blackout in Syria in 3 days. Next internet outage schedule for June 13th.
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InternetIntelligence Jun 13
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Third exam-related national blackout in Syria in 5 days this morning. Next internet outage in Syria scheduled for June 17th.
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InternetIntelligence Jun 17
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Another exam-lated national internet blackout in Syria earlier today. Fourth such outage since June 9th. Next scheduled blackout is in two days.
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InternetIntelligence Jun 19
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Syria down from 01:00-05:30 UTC (4-8:30am local) for another student exam. Next exam (& internet blackout) to occur on 23 June.
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InternetIntelligence Jun 23
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Another 4.5 hour Internet blackout in Syria beginning at 01:00 UTC (4-8:30am local) for another student exam. 6th such outage this month. Next exam (& internet blackout) to occur in two days.
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InternetIntelligence Jul 1
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Ninth and final exam-related Internet blackout in Syria yesterday. Live stats here: Previous coverage here:
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Abdalla S Jun 19
When you look at the exams schedule in you'll note that the exams start at 05:00 UTC (08:00 local time), 30 minutes before the end of the shutdown. This suggests the shutdown is likely aimed at stopping any leaks from permeating rather than cheating during exam time.
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InternetIntelligence Jun 19
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Neil Lowenthal Jun 9
Can we do this just for while he's still in office? If we can throw in cable TV, too, I think things would go a lot more smoothly.
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