Opinions about media restrictions after bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, massive protests against Hong Kong’s extradition law, defamation and criminal charges for critics of Myanmar’s military, Singapore’s ‘Orwellian’ anti-fake news bill, and Brunei’s controversial Sharia Law takes effect.
The proposed amendments will allow the transfer of “fugitives” from Hong Kong to mainland China.
Hong Kong’s free speech under attack, media restrictions at APEC summit, Rappler indicted, Shahidul Alam freed on bail, Pakistan court overturns blasphemy conviction, and disappointing referendum loss for same-sex marriage advocates in Taiwan.
Activists, artists, and journalists perceived to be critical against China are increasingly facing harassment in Hong Kong
#MeToo inspires Indian journalists to speak out, Vietnamese blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ released, Hong Kong’s freedoms under threat, Sri Lanka’s political crisis, and more
Hong Kong has refused to renew the visa of British journalist Victor Mallet, who is also the vice president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club.
The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has released its annual report on press freedom. HKJA chairperson Chris Yeung says that Hong Kong residents feel increasingly that the “China factor” has caused shrinkage of the room for free speech and free press.
Malaysia’s ruling party defeated, bomb attacks kill nine Afghan journalists, holding Facebook accountable and a movement to counter sexism.