2020 Overview: The impact of Covid on IJAS and its members

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    Although freedom of expression may be restricted, if the restriction is necessary to protect public health, among other things, then this must be done in a manner adequate to a democratic society, without interfering into the substance of the guaranteed right to timely and truthful information. During the state of emergency, a number of regulations were adopted that limited a certain number of fundamental rights which had a direct impact on the work of journalists, including restrictions on movement, a ban on attending events important for timely and truthful information to citizens, and other government actions which affected the inability of journalists to do their job professionally.