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End Internet Shutdowns to Manage COVID-19

Expand A man on his mobile phone in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, January 30, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Dar Yasin (New York) – Intentionally shutting down or restricting access to the internet violates multiple rights and can be deadly during a health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments that are currently imposing an internet shutdown, such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, and Myanmar, should lift them immediately to save lives. During a health crisis, access to timely and accurate information is crucial. People use the internet for updates on…

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