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.
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.