Monthly Archives: June 2020

Iran: Jailed women human rights defenders are being silenced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

This statement was originally published on on 22 June 2020. The world has been facing a pandemic that left prisoners including human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience very vulnerable among other populations in the Gulf region and neighbouring countries. Since the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly in March 2020, the Gulf Centre for Human

Brazilian Disinformation Bill Threatens Freedom Of Expression And Privacy Online

A draft bill on disinformation is scheduled to be voted on this Thursday, 25 June, in Brazil. The proposal, hastily introduced last April during the COVID-19 health crisis, has been subject to a number of modifications, and the final text to be reviewed by Congress is still uncertain. The lack of transparency only adds to a process

Disinformation laws and policies on the African continent at the push of a button

This statement was originally published on on 17 June 2020. Today, Global Partners Digital (GPD), ARTICLE 19, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), PROTEGE QV and the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria jointly launched an interactive map to track and analyse disinformation laws, policies and

University of the South Pacific told to explain ‘unprecedented’ expulsion of journalists

This statement was originally published on Pacific Freedom Forum’s Facebook page on 21 June 2020. Regional Article 19 watchdog the Pacific Freedom Forum, PFF, says the expulsion of journalists from the University of the South Pacific’s main campus during a special council meeting this week has created a cloud over its credibility which must be investigated