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Internet Shutdowns, Democracy, and Human Rights

Josef Benedict, Asia-Pacific Researcher, CIVICUS Monitor

17-Feb-21 14:00

Internet Shutdowns, Democracy, and Human Rights

Following the military coup in Myanmar on the 1st of February, its citizens have experienced four nationwide internet shutdowns amid public demonstrations against the coup. We take a look at what internet shutdowns mean for democracies and human rights, especially in the middle of a pandemic.

Image source: Shutterstock

Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Dashran Yohan, Hezril Asyraaf, Juliet Jacobs


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