On 4 May 2019, A reporter for the Awami Awaz press group (which publishes the leading regional Sindhi-language daily) and president of the local press club in Padidan, in Naushahro Feroze district, Ali Sher Rajpar was slain in a chilling fashion on the evening of 4 May, when he was shot five times at close range just after locking the press club gate.
On 6 April 2016, Shahzeb Jillani, an investigative reporter who has worked for the BBC and Deutsche Welle, and works regularly for the Urdu-language TV channel Dunya News, was accused of violating four articles in the 2016 Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act and two criminal code provisions.
On 29 March 2019, Maria Ressa, journalist and WHRD, was arrested, allegedly for violating laws barring foreign ownership of media.
On 13 February 2019, Maria Ressa, who leads the Rappler news website that is known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, was arrested
On 21 January 2019, seven members of Marxism study groups at two top universities were detained amid a nationwide crackdown on Maoist supporters of a labor movement in the southern province of Guangdong.
Singapore: The Online Citizen editor charged with criminal defamation, along with author of article
December 17, 2018
On 13 December 2018 Terry Xu, the editor of socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC), was charged with criminal defamation on Thursday (Dec 13) for publishing an article that alleged corruption among the Singapore Government’s highest officers alongside the author of the article Daniel De Costa.
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.