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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

Samira Shackle: Little comfort for Bangladesh’s secular bloggers

Samira Shackle: Little comfort for Bangladesh’s secular bloggers

Facing the double threat of extremist violence and state repression, Bangladeshi bloggers daring to speak up for secular values are fighting for their lives

Zunar: “I will never stop. It is my right as a citizen to express my view”

Zunar: “I will never stop. It is my right as a citizen to express my view”

Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, is currently in the UK to raise awareness ahead of his court case in his home country at the start of next month.

Malaysian cartoonist facing 43 years in prison

Malaysian cartoonist facing 43 years in prison

Ahead of a trial on nine charges under Malaysia's colonial-era Sedition Act, cartoonist Zunar will be in the UK to take part in several events and an exhibition

Chinese state visit: Five times China has proven it doesn’t value free speech

Chinese state visit: Five times China has proven it doesn’t value free speech

With UK-China relations warming, the President of The People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will pay a state visit to the UK

Malaysia: Dismissal of Sedition Act challenge a blow to free expression

Malaysia: Dismissal of Sedition Act challenge a blow to free expression

Index calls on Malaysia to immediately drop all charges against Zunar and respect free expression

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