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Janki Mandir (temple) in Janakpur, Nepal, 2 November 2012, By Abhishek Dutta (http://abhishekdutta.org) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23217942

Several journalists in Nepal were attacked, either while covering a protest by students or in connection with a news story.

Activists take part in an anti-corruption protest condemning the actions of the government and political parties, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 14 February 2014, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

A video of a satirical song uploaded on YouTube demanding good governance and an end to corruption in Nepal was withdrawn by the singer two days after its release.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook., Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY.

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from 88 rights groups is calling for a transparent appeal process for user content that is restricted on Facebook.

Supporters of detained journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo march during a rally in Yangon, Burma demanding for their release, 1 September 2018,  -/AFP/Getty Images

Protests take place in Burma, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and West Papua; new laws threaten online free expression in Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Nepal; and same-sex relations decriminalized in India, as Hong Kong starts process of recognising same-sex spouses in visa proceedings.

Government of Argentina

In advance of their meeting in Argentina, civil society organizations from around the world are calling on the leaders of G20 countries to commit to building a digital ecosystem that centres human rights.

Screenshot from Mona el-Mazbouh’s apology video.

Over 25 organizations call on the Egyptian government to immediately release imprisoned Lebanese tourist Mona el-Mazbouh, yet another episode in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s continued crackdown on rights and freedoms.

A post office employee explains to a customer how to subscribe to a new high-speed internet service in Hanoi, Vietnam, 1 July 2003, HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images

In June: Vietnam’s new Cybersecurity Law, Indonesia’s new Counterterrorism Law and Cambodia’s recent media directive threaten human rights, attacks against media continue, a massive all-women protest takes place in South Korea against ‘spy cam’ porn, and more.

A Bahraini female protester holds a placard portraying Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, on March 24, 2015, during a demonstration against his arrest, in the village of Daih, west of Manama. Salman is behind bars for allegedly trying to overthrow the regime. His arrest on December 28, 2014, shortly after he was re-elected head of Bahrain's main opposition party Al-Wefaq, has sparked near-daily protests in Shiite villages., MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

NGOs call on Bahraini authorities to stop the trial of Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Bahrain’s largest opposition society, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. He is facing a potential death sentence on politically motivated charges.