Right to information suffers further in Romania during pandemic

FOI RULES DURING LOCKDOWN WORSENED ALREADY CHALLENGING SYSTEM FOR JOURNALISTS ACCESSING INFORMATION By IPI Contributor Dumitrița Holdiș This article was first published by the International Press Institute as part of the Media Freedom in Europe in the Shadow of Covid reporting series and is reproduced with their consent. In Romania, the right to access information …

Manufacturing Censorship (Consent not Required)

Dumitrița Holdiș, Project Manager, CJI The first case of COVID-19 was registered in Romania on 26 February, 2020. Three weeks later, the country was passing emergency decrees limiting freedom of expression and access to information, temporarily withdrawing from the Convention of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and moving to monopolize all official communication regarding the spread …