Information Isolation: Censoring the Covid-19 Outbreak

Information Isolation: Censoring the Covid-19 Outbreak’ a report by Freedom House into how governments are using the pandemic as a pretext to crack down on free expression and access to information.

"From the onset of COVID-19… political considerations clashed with concerns about public health and free expression. Authorities blocked legitimate websites, ordered the removal of unwanted content, and most egregiously, shut down internet service altogether. Officials have reinforced these controls by criminalizing more categories of online expression and arresting journalists, activists, and members of the public for speaking out about the government’s performance."

photo includes sign stating 100 days no internet