Category : Asia and Pacific

Petition challenges Pakistan’s censorship in court

alt informationNine Pakistani citizens have filed a constitutional petition in Pakistan to challenge censorship and recent arrests of journalists and activists

Maldives: Killing of Yameen Rasheed underscores urgent need for reform

alt informationWe call on the government to take all necessary measures to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to justice

#IndexAwards2017: Journalists from the Maldives and Serbia describe attacks on press freedom

alt informationThousands of miles separate the Maldives from Serbia, but Zaheena Rasheed and Stevan Dojcinovic describe similar attacks on press freedom at a panel discussion at London

Bolo Bhi: Still much work to be done to oppose Pakistan’s Cyber Crimes Bill

alt informationBolo Bhi has been opposed to PECA from the beginning because of its potential human rights violations and threats to the right to privacy and freedom of expression

GreatFire: Chinese authorities don’t understand how the internet works

alt informationDigital activism group GreatFire talk about developments in China's approach to internet censorship.

Six sites blocked by China’s Great Firewall

alt informationHere are six sites that are regularly blocked by China's Great Firewall

Mamadali Makhmudov: Writing the truth, only truth

alt informationArrested twice and imprisoned for 14 years, writer Mamadali Makhmudov was released in 2013 after an international outcry. He continues to be blacklisted and his works are silenced.

Malaysia: Cartoonist arrested for second time in three weeks

alt informationMalaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, aka Zunar, was arrested on Saturday 17 December during a fund-raising event to recoup losses related to the seizure of 20 of his artworks.

Malaysia: Cartoonist Zunar arrested on charges of sedition

alt informationMalaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, aka Zunar, was arrested on 26 November under the Sedition Act for his cartoons which are deemed insulting to the country's prime minister Najib Razak.

Malaysia: Cartoonist Zunar attacked by “pro-government thugs”

alt informationZulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, a Malaysian political cartoonist, continues to face harassment from the government and its supporters due to his work.

Malaysia imposes travel ban on award-winning cartoonist

alt informationAward-winning Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, who faces up to 43 years imprisonment for tweeting his cartoons criticising his country’s leaders reported on 17 October that he has had a travel ban imposed blocking him from travelling outside the country.