On 8 March 2018, the peaceful rally held by The Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement, was yet again censored on media platforms.
China: Prominent Chinese Feminist Social Media Account Shuttered on International Women’s Day
March 12, 2018
On 8 March 2018,The Feminist Voices account on Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, received a notice saying it was suspended due to “irregularities”.
Myanmar: Landlord bans journalists holding news conferences
February 28, 2018
On Feburary 25 2018, the owner of the offices of the Myanmar Journalist Network has banned future events at the venue after the Anti-Adhamma Committee tried to hold a news conference there on Sunday that sparked a confrontation.
India: Gyanen Chakravarty arrested for his social media post
September 22, 2017
On 16 September 2017, Gyanen Chakravarty was arrested by personnel from Nalbari police station arrested him from his residence and then brought to Jagiroad police station for questioning because he uploaded videos and photographs of placards of Bajrang Dal (right-wing ideology organisation) inside the AASU office in Jagiroad, Morigaon district in Facebook.
Vietnam: Arrests of Another Member of Online Democracy Group
September 4, 2017
On 1 September 2017, Authorities in northern Vietnam’s coastal Thai Binh province arrested another member of the Brotherhood for Democracy association, Nguyen Van Tucc
On 30 June 2017, the condition of jailed political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who was recently moved to a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang with terminal liver cancer, was rapidly worsening,
On 29 June 2017,a prominent Vietnamese blogger has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of distorting government policies and defaming the communist regime in Facebook posts and in interviews with foreign media.
On 30 November 2017, Vietnam upholds blogger Mother Mushroom’s 10-year jail sentence.
On 30 November 2017, rejected the appeal of prominent blogger known as “Mother Mushroom”.
Myanmar: Three reporters among seven arrested in Myanmar for ‘Connections’ to ethnic militia
June 27, 2017
On 26 June 2017, three reporters have been detained and charged by the military in Myanmar’s volatile northeastern Shan State for “having connections” to an ethnic armed group. They are release on bail on 1 September 2017, after their charge has been withdrawn.
On 20 June 2017, a lawyer representing Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Director of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF); Somchai Homla-or, Advisor to the CrCF; and Anchana Heemmina, President of the Duay Jai group, found that the military has not withdrawn its complaint against the three human rights activists.
On 9 June 2017, senior journalist Rana Tanvir, who had written about religious minorities and human rights issues in his work, was run over by a car.