Chy Yuk-ling, wearing a mask against COVID, stands with similar masked supporters who are carrying signs reading "Journalism is not a crime."

The fight for press freedom in Hong Kong

William Yang was on the ground covering Hong Kong for several months during the height of the anti-extradition bill protests. He’s used to being on the frontlines. Now, because of COVID-19, budget cuts and...

India’s toilet boom

The the practice of outdoor defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases that kill about 2,200 children a day - more than die from HIV/AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis combined As of 2015, an estimated...

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...