As the pandemic sweeps through countries, access to information is critical in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. However, some governments have enforced restrictions on both digital and traditional media such as Internet restrictions and shutdowns of newspaper outlets, television and radio stations which prevent many people from accessing vital information about how to protect themselves against the virus.
Internet restrictions on the grounds of security cannot be justified during a global health emergency. Information is key in the fight against COVID-19: connections should be restored in all communities and, where possible, states and businesses should work together to reduce data costs. This will enable people to connect to the internet and share essential knowledge.
Join the Consortium for Human Rights and Media in Africa Members for our first webinar on a discussion on these and many more.
When: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020,
Time: 13:00 (Johannesburg) (11am GMT)
Register here and we will send you the joining link.