Stories about Freedom of Speech from April, 2020
While the government has guaranteed essential services to be exempt from the lockdown, poorer sections of the population have been left in the lurch even in the capital.
Yulia Tsvetkova was building a community in her hometown in Russia's far east — until she was targeted by violent homophobes and a hostile police.
Serbian government revokes controversial COVID-19-related decree used as pretext to arrests journalists
Public outcry after arrest of journalist embarrassed the Serbian government, which revoked its decree aimed at centralizing flow of information about COVID-19 epidemic.
Activist and human rights groups are worried that free speech is being undermined in the name of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Affordable access to 4G services in Bangladesh over the last two years caused YouTube viewership to skyrocket; now, the COVID-19 lockdown will spur further growth.
"From the city lockdown to the community lockup, restriction on our activities has become stricter and stricter, and we are deprived of our power little by little."
As COVID-19 continues to spread, there is pressure in Hong Kong to silence discussion of the disease and punish doctors who are raising the alarm about its origins.