For the first time, Reporters Without Borders have added the U.S. and U.K to their annual press freedom index of countries - including longtimers like Iran, Bahrain and North Korea - that repress online speech and use the internet to conduct domestic surveillance. They specifically call out the hypocrisy of abuses by government agencies within supposed democracies - cue the NSA - that have "hacked into the very heart of the Internet...(and) turned it into a weapon in the service of special...
"In a context of global pandemic, impeding medical efforts in one country heightens the risk for all of us."
"This policy is unconscionable and flagrantly against international law. It is...
"I've had it with people speaking for our Cuban-American community and simply...
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
School of The Americas Watch