On 26 November 2018, Poet Cui Haoxin — known by his pen name An Ran — a HRD known HRD was detained by state security police in the provincial capital Jinan, and questioned about a tweet about the suppression of religious freedom in China.
Singapore: Police investigate socio-political site The Online Citizen for criminal defamation
November 28, 2018
On 20 November 2018, The Online Citizen (TOC) and its chief editor, Terry Xu, was investigated for defamation for the offence of criminal defamation, over its recent article involving comments made by MP Seah Kian Peng.
On 10 October 2018, three journalists from Eleven Media Group who criticised the Yangon government for wasting public money due to mismanagement in an article, were arrested.
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
Philippines: Another journalist killed
June 9, 2018
On 7 June 2018, Dennis Denora, publisher of the weekly community newspaper Trends and Times who has been described as an ardent advocate of community press, covering important local issues that do not usually get attention in the national media, was shot dead.
On 5 June 2018, Asad Kharal, broadcast journalist, was beaten up by unknown agents.
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.