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Zunar wins Cartooning for Peace Prize: “Talent is not a gift but a responsibility”

Zunar wins Cartooning for Peace Prize: “Talent is not a gift but a responsibility”

Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, has won the 2016 Cartooning for Peace Prize. The award was presented at a ceremony at the Palais Eynard in Geneva

Qadri’s legacy: Islamabad under siege

Qadri’s legacy: Islamabad under siege

On 27 March, thousands gathered in Islamabad's twin city Rawalpindi to commemorate the Chehlum of Mumtaz Qadri, marking 40 days since his death.

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

Here’s a roundup of some the most appalling religious freedom violations from across the globe.

Taiwan: An interview with politician and heavy metal frontman Freddy Lim on music and censorship

Taiwan: An interview with politician and heavy metal frontman Freddy Lim on music and censorship

Lim recently won a seat in parliament representing the New Power Party and defeating Chinese Nationalist Party member Lin Yu-fang, who had held his seat for 20 years.

Underground music around the world playlist

Underground music around the world playlist

In some countries, there have been flourishing underground music scenes sprouting up in the last few years, despite a continuing trend of censorship of the arts and governmental suppression

Statement of solidarity with the Afghan media community following the attacks on Tolo TV

Statement of solidarity with the Afghan media community following the attacks on Tolo TV

In response to the attacks on Tolo TV on 20 January, in which eight people have been killed and 30 others injured, we stand in solidarity with the Afghan media community

China’s XXX factor: Crackdown in the world’s leading porn consumer

China’s XXX factor: Crackdown in the world’s leading porn consumer

China tops the global charts for viewing porn despite strict laws cracking down on its use. Jemimah Steinfeld discusses upcoming restrictions on reading about sex and a drive to get women to cover up their cleavage

South Korea’s art community expresses concerns about new museum director

South Korea’s art community expresses concerns about new museum director

The Korean art community has released a statement requesting that The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)

Malaysia: Drop charges against Lena Hendry

Malaysia: Drop charges against Lena Hendry

Lena Hendry has been prosecuted for her involvement in a private screening of a documentary during a human rights event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2013

Japanese government cancels visit from UN free speech representative

Japanese government cancels visit from UN free speech representative

The UN’s principal global monitor of freedom of expression, David Kaye, was due to visit Japan between 1 and 8 December

Zunar awarded International Press Freedom Award

Zunar awarded International Press Freedom Award

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar has won the International Press Freedom Award 2015 from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Malaysia: Zunar mounts constitutional challenge to Sedition Act

Malaysia: Zunar mounts constitutional challenge to Sedition Act

The artist and his lawyers filed applications to have their cases referred to the high court, mounting a constitutional challenge

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