Turkey charges three press freedom activists

Two Turkish journalists and an academic are facing up to 14 years in a Turkish prison on charges of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” by guest-editing a pro-Kurdish newspaper. Arrested June 20 were...

Gay magazine editor slain in Bangladesh

A founder of Bangladesh's first and only gay magazine has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka along with a friend, part of a wave of killings of liberal and secular bloggers and activists claimed by...

Maldives journalists face charges after protest

The government of the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives  has decided to put on trial two journalists for an opposition television station on charges related to their coverage of an anti-government rally in...

Secular Bangladeshi blogger slain, 6th since 2013

A Bangladeshi blogger and law student was attacked and killed by machete-wielding men on a busy road in the capital Dhaka after a series of blog posts critical of the government and Islam. He is the...

Vietnamese blogger sentenced to four years in prison

A Vietnamese blogger has been sentenced to four years in prison for writing critically about the Vietnamese government. The People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City sentenced blogger Nguyen Ngoc Gia, also known...

Five arrested in India after threats to TV anchor

Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested five people from a right-wing Hindu nationalist group after a wave of threatening telephone calls to a local television news anchor. Sindhu...

East Timor leader files suit over contract reporting

The prime minister of East Timor has filed a criminal defamation suit against a newspaper reporter who wrote an article about potential bid-rigging in a government contract. Prime Minister Rui Maria de...

Yemeni journalist killed in sniper attack in Taiz

A Yemeni journalist was fatally shot in the head by a sniper in the southwestern city of Taiz while reporting on the conflict between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces. Ahmed Al-Shaibani, a broadcast...