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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.

A man wades through flood water in a village in Khuzestan province, Iran, 13 April 2019, Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz via Getty Images

Around 30 journalists and citizen-journalists have been summoned, questioned or arrested in the past few weeks.

"Cumhuriyet" daily's cartoonist Musa Kart (C) stands with colleagues at a demonstration calling for the freedom of all jailed journalists at a courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey, 15 March 2018, OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

Following a failed appeal in February against their terrorism-related convictions, cartoonist Musa Kart and 5 administrative staff were sent back to prison.

Participants in an opposition rally in central Moscow protest against tightening state control over the internet in Russia, 10 March 2019, Igor Russak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The bill creates a system that gives the authorities the capacity to extra-judicially block access to parts of the Internet in Russia; the public would not know what has been blocked and why.

Benin President Patrice Talon speaks during a visit to the Regional stock exchange (Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières - BRVM) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 11 January 2017, ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities in Benin arrested Casimir Kpédjo, editor of newspaper Nouvelle Economie, from his home in Cotonou over an article on Benin’s debt.

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.

Women walk through a street in Homs, Syria, 31 October 2017, Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Ali Mahmoud Othman’s family was recently told he died in detention and is seeking official confirmation of his death and the return of his body.

College students participate in a protest to defend press freedom in Manila, Philippines, 17 January 2018, NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Threats, insults and attacks are now part of the “occupational hazards” for journalists in many countries.