International Federation of Journalists

The 17th edition of the South Asia Press Freedom Report shows that in spite of war mongering, the damaging impacts of fake news and hate speech, and the politics of control, South Asia’s media workers made it very clear that they have a decisive role to play in fighting the scourge of misinformation and supporting democracy and human rights.

Anthony Kwan, who was arrested at Bangkok airport for carrying a safety vest, Instagram/Anthony.Kwan

Dual Hong Kong-Canadian journalist Anthony Kwan was arrested at Bangkok airport and charged under the Thai Arms Control Act for carrying an illegal weapon, which was a bullet-proof vest.