Attacks on freedom of the press during the Covid-19 crisis

The Covid-19 health crisis placed freedom of the press between brackets. A number of measures taken by state institutions have affected fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and information and have called into question the observance of journalistic principles. The report “Fundamental rights under siege. Exceptional circumstances create dangerous antecedents for the Romanian press” …

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 …