The internet and other communication tools have become a crucial part of our everyday lives.
But what happens when governments shut them down…or impose severe restrictions?
A report by the UN Human Rights Office says those actions have severe consequences and their impact has been ‘vastly underestimated’.
It says the impact of such action has had a negative effect on people’s lives.
So, what should be done to prevent such blackouts?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Peggy Hicks – Director of Thematic Engagement at the United Nations Human Rights Office which produced the report.
Stephen Nix – Senior Director for Eurasia at the International Republican Institute.
Barbora Bukovska – Senior Director for Law and Policy at Article 19, an organization that campaigns for global freedom of expression.
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