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(Asia Pacific) A new database tracks incursions and crackdowns on journalists’ capacity to report

OLIVIA PIRIE-GRIFFITHS writes for The Interpreter: The current Covid-19 pandemic has had an alarming impact on press freedom. Over the past 18 months, governments across the Asia–Pacific have – knowingly or not – used the health crisis to restrict the flow of information, stifling the press freedom that underpins societies and the rights of its citizens

go to The Interpreter website: Press freedom more important than ever in the Asia–Pacific | The Interpreter (lowyinstitute.org)