Five prominent journalists are accused of posting social media messages that disrespected the Saudi crown prince.
Our Asia-Pacific editor Mong Palatino looks back at a busy month for freedom of expression in the Asia-Pacific region.
Rizwan Razi was arrested for alleged social media posts that criticized the Pakistani military and judiciary. He was released on bail on 10 February.
The Pakistan Press Foundation said the media endured an “unprecedented level of imposed self-censorship” in 2018.
At least 241 journalists have been killed, assaulted, abducted, and arrested throughout Pakistan from 2002 up to the present.
#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
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.