Breakout Panel Discussion 7
January 13, 2023 11:30 AM
to January 13, 2023 12:30 PM

Details are updated as of 22 December 2022

Media freedom backslid in the Asia-Pacific especially at the height of the pandemic, as governments imposed restrictions to free speech under the guise of curbing health-related disinformation. Majority of Southeast Asian countries languished in press freedom rankings, reflecting both the growing turn to authoritarianism and the disastrous impact of disinformation and propaganda in online spaces.


Ellen Tordesillas
Co-FounderVera Files
Md. Saimum Talukdar
Associate Professor of LawBRAC University