Myanmar shutdown marks grim year for web freedom

At least 20 countries blocked people's internet access between June 2020 and May this year, according to the report. – EPA pic, September 21, 2021.

INTERNET users in a record number of countries have faced arrest and physical attacks for their posts over the past year, a report said today, painting a grim picture of digital freedoms in 2021.

The annual “Freedom on the Net” report said internet shutdowns in Myanmar and Belarus had proved particular low points as online rights declined globally for the 11th year in a row.

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