Governments Use Pandemic To Crack Down On Online Dissent, Says Watchdog

Governments use pandemic to crack down on online dissent, says watchdog

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 | By malaymail | 7 Hits

Freedom Houses index of internet based on a score assigned on a 100point scale to 65 countries shows a drop in internet freedom for a 10th straight year Reuters picWASHINGTON Oct 14 Governments around the world are using the pandemic as a justification to expand surveillance and crack down on dissent online resulting in a 10th consecutive annual decline in internet freedom a human rights watchdog report said todayThe report by Washingtonbased Freedom House said authorities in dozens of countries have cited the Covid19 outbreak to justif >>READ MORE | Organic and Viral Social Traffic Hub

no imageNot even the pandemic will stop Colombia protests, leaders say
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:00 | Hits : 3 | US

An empty chair with a sign that reads President Ivan Duque Marquez is pictured during a demonstration at a meeting called Minga in Bogota Colombia October 19 2020 Reuters picBOGOTA Oct 21 Thousands of union members teachers students and indigenous people are set to participate in a national strike in Colombia today to protest the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque ...

no imageStudents hold online conference to support Palestinian rights, including right of return
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 03:01 | Hits : 10 | US

The Association of Student Activism for Palestine held an online conference on Saturday under the banner of 8220Justice for Palestine8221 The intention said the president of the association Yahya AbuSeido was to raise awareness about the Palestinian cause and promote campus and student activism at British universities AbuSeido urged students to unite in working for Palestine regardless...

no imageIMF: No lockdown needed in Bulgaria to contain new wave of pandemic
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 06:00 | Hits : 12 | US

Bulgaria like many other countries face the possibility of a new coronavirus wave Reuters picSOFIA Oct 18 Bulgaria will not need to impose a full lockdown to contain the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic if it follows protective measures like maskwearing and social distancing International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva saidBulgaria risks like every other coun...

no imagePandemic kills 30 in Oman, 26 in Libya
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 03:02 | Hits : 10 | US

Health authorities in Oman confirmed 30 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday while Libya reported 26 fatalitiesAnadolu Agencyreports In a statement the Omani Health Ministry said 1657 new infections and 1395 recoveries were recorded over the past 48 hours bringing the countrys tally to 109953 cases including 1101 deaths and 95624 recoveries In Libya the National Center f...

no imageAmazon Prime Day Accelerates Shift to Online Shopping
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:06 | Hits : 11 | US

The twoday event propelled consumers to spend billions more online this week kicking off an endofyear shopping season that is expected to be dominated by ecommerce shopping...

no imageAt large Wisconsin rally, President Trump downplays pandemic as states coronavirus cases hit record
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:02 | Hits : 10 | US

Just five days removed from his White House coronavirus quarantine President Donald Trump held a large rally Saturday in Wisconsin where he downplayed the pandemic in a state suffering from a recordhigh surge in COVID19 cases At the top of a meandering 93minute speech Trump criticized Gov Tony Evers for holding Wisconsin back amid the pandemic despite the fact Republicans already had suc...

no imageVote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Womens March holds mix of smaller in-person, virtual events amid pa
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:02 | Hits : 9 | US

Amid a pandemic and divisive presidential election Womens March supporters held a series of smaller rallies across the region along with a Facebook Live event that featured three dozen speakers with a unified message to get people to vote...

no imageThai protesters vow new demonstration despite crackdown
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 15:01 | Hits : 20 | US

A demonstrator faces police officers during antigovernment protests in Bangkok October 16 2020 Reuters picBANGKOK Oct 17 Thai protesters said they would hold another demonstration today despite a crackdown by police on more than three months of protests that have targeted the powerful monarchy as well as the governmentPolice used water cannon on protesters for the first time yesterday T...

no imagePalestinian factions condemn PA crackdown on West Bank protests
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:01 | Hits : 11 | US

Palestinian factions condemned on Wednesday the Palestinian Authoritys violent crackdown on protests at Red Cross offices across the occupied West Bank in solidarity with a Palestinian hunger striker held by Israel Maher AlAkhras is being held indefinitely with neither charge nor trial and has been on hunger strike for 80 days Despite the positive atmosphere of reconciliation and talks abou...

no imageMore than 100 University of Chicago MBA students are in quarantine after COVID-19 cases tied to off-
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:02 | Hits : 10 | US

Some of the business students tested positive for COVID19 after attending the North Side party U of C officials said...

Senarai Hotel Wajib Dikunjungi Cuti Sekolah
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:02 | Hits : 262 | US

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