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 Yemeni Journalists Syndicate has confirmed that the group of journalists abducted by Ansar Allah (Houthis) in 2015 have been tortured.
Social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp were blocked following the deadly attacks on 21 April.
Press freedom groups have launched a new resource that will help news outlets review and improve their current safety practices and protocols; the resource pays special attention to gender issues, mental health care and digital security.
Mariam Nazar and Ramieza Wahid were assaulted as they covered a talk by former Prime Minister Najib Razak.
International Women’s day was celebrated across the Asia-Pacific region but women’s groups were harassed in Malaysia, Pakistan, and Cambodia. Thai media faced tremendous challenges ahead of the elections, and a new report revealed unabated media killings in Afghanistan.
Europe and Central Asia in March: A mass release of prisoners in Azerbaijan, a step towards justice for Ján Kuciak, the EU Copyright Directive, injustice in Chechnya, a new report on violence against women, protesters arrested in Kazakhstan, an EU Magnitsky Act and more….