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Myanmar: Censorship harms COVID-19 response

, Index number: ASA 16/2184/2020

The Myanmar authorities should immediately lift curbs on the free flow of information to at-risk communities; ensure journalists, human rights defenders and activists can operate freely and without any harassment, intimidation, arrest, prosecution and imprisonment; and encourage rather than threaten to punish people who criticize, openly discuss, or attempt to raise awareness about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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