BPC Bulletin: Internet Freedom Around the World in 2020

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.


Governments around the world are using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify greater censorship and surveillance on the Internet, says a report published by Freedom House in the United States.

Yet Internet freedom in Canada remains extremely good, the report says.


At CTV News, Solarina Ho and Mahima Singh report:

Read Freedom House’s report — Freedom on the Net 2020 — here:



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