Pakistan Press Foundation
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Soldiers patrol on a street next to posters welcoming Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Islamabad, Pakistan, 17 February 2019, AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

Five prominent journalists are accused of posting social media messages that disrespected the Saudi crown prince.

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa (C) gives a statement after posting bail at a regional trial court in Manila, 14 February 2019, NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Our Asia-Pacific editor Mong Palatino looks back at a busy month for freedom of expression in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pakistani men gather in a store as they watch a broadcast of a speech by newly appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Lahore, 19 August 2018

Rizwan Razi was arrested for alleged social media posts that criticized the Pakistani military and judiciary. He was released on bail on 10 February.

Pakistani journalists hold placards and banners during a demonstration as part of World Press Freedom Day in Islamabad, 3 May 2018, Muhammed Semih Ugurlu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Pakistan Press Foundation said the media endured an “unprecedented level of imposed self-censorship” in 2018.

Kashmiri journalists hold a candle light vigil in memory of Rising Kashmir Founder and former Editor-in-Chief Shujaat Bukhari, Kashmir Press club, Srinagar, India, 2 July 2018, Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

At least 241 journalists have been killed, assaulted, abducted, and arrested throughout Pakistan from 2002 up to the present.

Female journalists stand to protest against the sexual harassment at the workplaces as part of the #MeToo campaign, New Delhi, India, 13 October 2018, Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

#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

A motorcyclist rides past a billboard featuring an image of Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, a day after the general election in Islamabad, 26 July 2018, AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistanis and Cambodians vote amid claims of irregularities; Chinese poet Liu Xia is free; Malaysia withdraws sedition cases against cartoonist Zunar; disappointing court rulings in Burma and Indonesia; and Singapore holds its 10th Pink Dot LGBTQI+ event.

A supporter of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), prepares an election poster in Karachi, 2 July 2018, RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images

Media groups also urge government to protect press freedom ahead of elections.