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Unhealthy Silence

Since the beginning of the pandemic, doctors, nurses, journalists and other frontline workers have courageously criticized or scrutinized the inadequate responses to COVID-19 supported by governments, public development banks and other actors. For doing so, many of them have been threatened, attacked or arrested.

A new report from the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, ARTICLE 19 and IFEX exposes how development finance institutions failed to protect those who reported on or criticized COVID-19 responses and contains recommendations for improving their response to those reprisals.