Recognizing World Press Freedom Day During COVID-19 — Activist Post – MAy 4, 2020

(Activist Post)

By Naomi Gilens and Jillian C. York

In the face of a global pandemic, there is an urgent need for reporting relating to the spread of the coronavirus and how governments are responding. But it is in times of crisis that the civil liberties we value most are put to the test—and that is exactly what is happening now as governments around the world clamp down on journalism and stifle the free flow of critical information.

With so little currently known about the novel coronavirus, governments around the world have seized the opportunity to control the narrative around the virus and their responses to it. In countries including AlgeriaAzerbaijanChinaHungaryIndonesiaIranPalestineRussiaSouth AfricaThailand, and more, authorities have banned individuals and journalists from sharing false or misleading information about the coronavirus. →

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