Stories about Advocacy from June, 2020
The use of Aadhaar-based authentication makes exclusions more likely.
A number of students were manhandled, baton-charged and arrested in Quetta, Balochistan, for protesting against non-availability of internet after their classes shifted online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Kyrgyzstan's parliament has passed a law against "manipulating information." Given their recent experiences, it's no surprise that the country's journalists worry what it might mean for freedom of speech.
In the middle of a global pandemic, access to information is even more critical than usual.
"This draft law threatens everyone, particularly vulnerable people without political connections or financial resources. "
"If we can’t hold power to account, we can’t do anything," Rappler CEO Maria Ressa said after her conviction.
"Chose Your Own Fake News" is an online game that teaches new internet users how to be more discerning about the information they receive and encounter in digital spaces.
Civic groups argue that the Communications and Multimedia Act is being wielded as a weapon against free speech.
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