Online attack and harassment
On 1 March 2019, WHRD and journalist, Sagrika Kissu was subject to threats online
On 18 March 2019, Nighat Dad, founder of the Digital Rights Foundation, announce that complaints had been filed against dozens of social media accounts that were inciting violence against women marchers and organizers of Aurat March.
Philippines: Cyber attack downs NUJP site twice
February 28, 2019
On 8 February 2019, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), an organisation promoting freedom of expression and freedom of press, had their website subject to cyber attack
Thailand: Online harassment and threats against WHRD
February 22, 2019
Beginning 16 Octiber 2016, a number of WHRDs, including Ms.Angkhana Neelapaijit, Ms.Pornpen Khongkachonkietand Ms.Anchana Hemmina, have been subject to online harassment
On 2 June 2017, Angkhana Neelapaijit, a National Human Rights Commissioner, had false information criculated about her over her comments on the high-profile murder case.
Philippines: Cyberattacks against Karaptan’s website
February 18, 2019
Since 20 January 2019, KARAPATAN’s, an organisation which works for the advancement of people’s rights, has had their website hacked by an unknown source
India: Probe seeks into `manipulated’ video of Prof. Fathima Babu
November 30, 2018
On 28 November 2018, Prof. Fathima Babu, convenor of anti-Sterlite coalition, has been featured in a manipulated video has been circulated since two days, in the social media websites and platforms, which allegedly portrays her in a compromising position with her colleague Mr. Raja, who is also associated with the anti-Sterlite movement.
On 19 October 2018, Aadii Roy, who is well-known for his bold stance on injustices in society as well as government and military actions, shared that he had been threatened for exercising free speech.
On September 28 2018, Sister Bolanio, a executive director of the church-run Hesed Foundation in General Santos City who has been helping the tribal organization with its livelihood and development projects, was accused of being part of the Far South Mindanao Region rebel front.
On 8 August 2018, Nisha Ayub and Pang Khee Teik, LGBT activists, had photos of them posing with the Malaysian taken down from a photography exhibition at the George Town Festival (GTF) 2018 on “instruction”. They have also recieved threats online for their photos.