Deadly December: Media killings, political crackdown, and attacks on women journalists in Asia
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An employee at a fast food store checks the awaiting clients' temperature during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19 March 2020, 可恩Ke En, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) urged authorities not to use the emergency as a guise to arbitrarily curtail the public’s right to information or create an environment of fear by censoring or punishing journalists and netizens seeking information.

A man wearing protective gloves as a measure against COVID-19 looks at a newspaper, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 March 2020, Sunil Sharma/Xinhua via Getty

Freedom Forum has released its 2020 report on the state of press freedom in Nepal. The organisation recorded 96 press freedom violations in 2020.

Freedom House said the unprecedented crackdown reveals the intention of the Chinese Communist Party to suppress any effort by Hong Kongers to salvage democratic representation.