On 19 July 2019, Hun Sokha and Keo Rattana, the publishers of Facebook-based CPNTV and TN TV Online, respectively, were arrested after livestreaming 20 families block a company’s heavy machinery from clearing disputed land.
China: Harassment of journalists in Hong Kong
July 30, 2019
From 7 July 2019, several journalists have been reportedly harassed by authorities.
On 8 July 2019, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, the editor and owner of the Greater Kashmir, the largest circulated English newspaper in Kashmir for over a week, known for reporting on human rights abuses, has been questioned by the National Investigation Agency.
On 2 July 2019, Citizens’ Radio, a non-profit broadcaster covering the Hong Kong protests, had its office vandalised by unknown men.
On 19 June 2019, three journalists covering a farmer’s protests were sued by Myanmar’s military.
On 10 June 2019, several journalists covering the Hong Kong protests against the proposed extradition bill was harassed by authorities.
On 11 June 2019, Tempo, prominent news magazine reporting on human rights issues, had charges filed against them by a former officer in Indonesia’s police forces.
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.