Iraq has turned off its internet yet again to coincide with student exams.
As we reported earlier this month, the Iraqi government considers the risks of 11-year-olds cheating on their exams – and so being allowed to continue with their education – such a priority that for the second year it has instructed all ISPs to shut off the internet for specific three-hour blocks.
Early Thursday, it happened again.
The country-wide shutdown has prompted fierce criticism from groups both within and outside the country, which the ministry of communications has continued to ignore. ®