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Singapore’s new law grants government ministers the power to decide what is true or false – and to remove content accordingly.

Velusami Raju, father of the Zion Church suicide blast victim Ramesh Raju, shows a photo of his son on a mobile phone at his house, in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, 26 April 2019, LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Turkey's opposition IYI Party posts an image that reads 'June 25: The opening of Wikipedia', in an election campaign against the ban on the online encyclopedia, in Ankara, 30 April 2018, Altan Gocher/NurPhoto via Getty Images

All language versions of the Wikipedia website have been banned since April 2017. The Turkish authorities say they imposed the ban after Wikipedia refused to remove an article alleging Turkish government support for terrorist groups in Syria.

Opposition journalists hold a press conference in connection with the 'Cumhuriyet' case, in Istanbul, Turkey, 22 April 2019, YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

In February, an appeals court upheld the sentences handed to 14 ‘Cumhuriyet’ journalists in 2018. Those sentenced to more than 5 years can still appeal to the Supreme Court; however, sentences of less than 5 years are considered final.

A man (C) stands with a placard during a rally calling for reforms to the 2008 constitution in Naypyidaw, Burma, 31 March 2019, THET AUNG/AFP/Getty Images

20 expert organizations urge the government to guarantee freedom of expression in the Constitution.

Photojournalists call for the release of their colleague Carlos Palacio who was arrested during a protest, in Girona, Spain, 16 January 2019, Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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.

Police officers detain anti-government protesters during a rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 22 March 2019, REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

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….

People hold portraits of murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová during a silent protest march in Bratislava, Slovakia, 2 March 2018, ALEX HALADA/AFP/Getty Images

Marian Kočner, currently in detention on unrelated fraud charges, has been charged with ordering the February 2018 killing of Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová.