On 12 June 2018, Radio Free Asia, a non-profit radio station reporting impartially reported news, including on violations of human rights, recieved a six month ban forbidding them from local broadcasting. This charged is imposed to them as they usedthe term “Rohingyas” to refer to members of the persecuted Muslim community in Rakhine state.
On 14 June 2018, Shujaat Bukharie, well-known journalist who worked to bring stability and peace to the mountainous, war-afflicted region of Kashmir, was shot to death.
India: Ms. Durga Malathi abused, threatened with death for her drawings on the recent rape incidents in India
June 12, 2018
Since April 12 2018, Ms Swathi Vadlamudi, WHRD has been harrassed by state and nonstate actors for publishing her work regarding the recent rape incident that occured in the region.
India: An Indian journalist exposed a huge breach in a government database. Now she’s facing a police complaint.
June 12, 2018
On 8 January 2018, Rachna Khair, journalist has recieved a complaint from police for exposing a possible security breach in the country’s vast biometric database that contains the personal details of more than 1 billion citizens
On 7 June 2018, Dennis Denora, publisher of the weekly community newspaper Trends and Times who has been described as n ardent advocate of community press, covering important local issues that do not usually get attention in the national media, was shot dead.
On 6 June 2018, Gul Bukhari, Pakistani journalist and WHRD who is vocal critic of Pakistan’s powerful military particularly in the run-up to a July 25 general election, was abducted by unknown agent, and subsequently released after a few hours.
On 1 June 2018, Pham Doan Trang, prominent dissident blogger, was detained by officers from the Ministry of Public Security as she arrived in Hanoi,
On 15 May 2018, Masrat Zahra, photojournalist and WHRD, was subject to online harrassment after uploading a picture of herself from a gun battle site online.
On 12 May 2018, Chan Ho-fai, journalist, was attacked by unknown assailants while he was covering a memorial event at the Juyuan Middle School in Dujiangyan City,
Thailand: Peace TV to be unplugged for one month
May 10, 2018
On 9 May 2018, Peace TV, a television channel, known for its democratic stance, recieved a letter from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) suspending the licence of the broadcaster, deeming that the content of the channel incited violence.