Map: Attacks on press freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Updated July 29, 2020

CPJ has documented numerous press freedom violations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, from legislation threatening to censor free speech to arrests of journalists providing the public with vital news about the virus. This map plots violations, verified by CPJ staff, across nearly every region of the world from early February through July 29, 2020.

Click on the buttons in the legend to explore the types of attacks, and hover over each point on the map for more information on each violation.