EDRi statement: the fundamental rights consequences of the EU media ban
European Digital Rights (EDRi) is appalled by the illegal and atrocious invasion of Ukraine by Russia’s totalitarian regime. We stand with the people of Ukraine who are forced to live in fear and flee from their homes while enduring war crimes and other large-scale human rights violations, including cyberattacks. Democratic societies that respect the rule of law should stand in solidarity with the deep suffering of people in Ukraine on many levels.
Propaganda cannot be silenced with censorship, freedom of expression can
By order of all governments in the European Union, internet providers and platforms are blocking access to Russian state media. However, European governments would do better to stimulate the independent media in both Russia and Ukraine.