Illiberal discourse in Romania: the year of exception 2020 (report)

The coronavirus pandemic strongly affected the Romanian society and the illiberal discourse became a tool often used by politicians in achieving their goals. Vulnerable groups became scapegoats overnight, accused of introducing and transmitting the virus. The rights and political representation of women and gender or ethnic minorities are constantly questioned by the political class, without …

Are new forms of censorship taking form during the pandemic? The case of Romania

Dumitrița Holdiș, Project Manager CIJ As the pandemic triggered by the SARS-Cov-2 spread around Europe, emergency legislation was put in place to allow for governments to better manage the crisis. In some cases, like Hungary and Romania, the state of emergency saw the introduction of measures that limited freedom of speech and freedom of information.  …