On 14 February 2018, Isma-ae Tae, a founder of Patani Human Rights Organisation, was sued for defamation by Thai soldiers for discussing his experience of torture under the hands of Thai soldiers on television.
On 13 Feburary 2018, it was learned that Xu Qin, pro-democracy activist, was being held by Chinese authourities fter she supported a number of prominent dissidents and rights lawyers.
On 8 Febuary 2018, Sun Lin, journalist, was held by authourities to prepare for his at the Nanjing Court, where he faces charges of “incitement to subvert state power.”
Myanmar: Journalist stabbed in Sittwe
December 21, 2017
On 20 December 2017. Mr. Kyaw Lin, founder and editor-in-chief of the local publication ROMA Time, was stabbed in Sittwe, Myanmar.
Myanmar: Myanmar Police Arrest Two Journalists For Allegedly Violating State Secrets Law
December 14, 2017
On 13 December 2017, two domestic journalists working for Reuters news agency, were arrested by police in Yangon, Myanmar.
On 27 December 2017. Two Reuters journalists were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday.
On 29 November 2017, The police have detained a citizen journalist at the Thai-Myanmar border for flying a drone over a disputed gold mine in 2015.
Update 28 January 2018:
The defendant’s lawyer, Sor Rattanamanee Polkla, said on Saturday that police would conclude their case against Jamon and submit it to the attorney to decide whether to pursue it in court – despite two other defendants in the same case being found innocent by the court.
On 21 November 2017. Mr. Sudip Datta Bhowmik, senior journalist, was shot dead, under mysterious circumstances at a battalion headquarters of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) near Agartala in Tripura, India.
On 14 November 2017. Two former reporters with the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia were detained in Cambodia.
On 10 November 2017. Ding Lingjie, editor of a prominent Chinese human rights website, was interrogated in Beijing, China.
Cambodia: Two journalists charged with incitement
October 31, 2017
On 5 October 2017, two journalists was charged by Cambodian state prosecutor for their election-related news coverage in the eastern Rattanakiri Province, and accused them of “inciting violence” while reporting.