India protests, internet shutdowns, Ampatuan verdict, and Hong Kong’s “White Christmas”

Recent articles in Asia & Pacific

Joint call for the exoneration and release of human rights defender, journalist, and former lawyer Zhang Zhan

Zhang Zhan has done remarkable work in informing the public about the coronavirus pandemic. She is now suffering from a critical health condition herself and may die soon if she remains in detention.

Pakistan journalists protest ‘draconian’ media regulation bill

Pakistan journalists have launched a sit-in protest outside the Parliament to oppose a bill that would establish a Pakistan Media Development Authority. Media groups said the expanded regulatory oversight of the government would further undermine press freedom in the country.

India: Jammu and Kashmir police raid journalists’ homes

The homes of four journalists in Srinagar were raided by the police on 8 September. They were held for a day and questioned about their links to a website that allegedly publishes content that threatens journalists and activists.