Following the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February, its citizens have experienced four nationwide internet shutdowns amid public demonstrations against the coup. BFM speaks to Josef Benedict, Asia Pacific researcher for Civicus Monitor, on what internet shutdowns mean for democracies and human rights, especially amid a pandemic.
Produced by Lim Sue Ann
Presented by Dashran Yohan, Hezril Asyraaf and Juliet Jacobs
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