Stories about East Asia from April, 2020
"During the global pandemic, we need to stop the war and internet shutdown to fight COVID-19 in Rakhine."
EngageMedia lists some of the media initiatives addressing the COVID-19 "Infodemic' across the Asia-Pacific region
"Resorting to censorship, especially in its extreme form, in a time of crisis reflects the insecurity of the government of the day."
"The Covid-19 crisis must not be used as pretext for getting rid of journalists who do not blindly toe the government line."
Activist and human rights groups are worried that free speech is being undermined in the name of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.