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Nepal’s Proposed Media Bill Is a Press Freedom Killer
May 26, 2019

Nepal’s Proposed Media Bill Is a Press Freedom Killer

By Arun Budhathoki
Nepal’s government has put the fourth estate in its crosshairs.

When Freedom of Expression Isn't Free: Journalism, Facebook, and Censorship in Bhutan
August 28, 2018

When Freedom of Expression Isn't Free: Journalism, Facebook, and Censorship in Bhutan

By Namgay Zam
Can free expression and journalistic freedoms thrive in Bhutan?
Padmaavat and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures
January 28, 2018

Padmaavat and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures

By Priyanka Borpujari
The Karni Sena's furor reveals India's contemporary struggles with free expression and bigoted chauvinism.

Singapore's Intolerance of Dissent in the Spotlight as Police Take on a 'Recalcitrant' Activist
December 29, 2017

Singapore's Intolerance of Dissent in the Spotlight as Police Take on a 'Recalcitrant' Activist

By Mong Palatino
Jolovan Wham's treatment at the hands of Singaporean authorities highlights the PAP's anxieties.

A Game of Votes in India: Gag Orders Precede Elections in Rajasthan
October 30, 2017

A Game of Votes in India: Gag Orders Precede Elections in Rajasthan

By Priyanka Borpujari
An ordinance and bill in Rajasthan threatens India's free press and highlights worrying trends.

Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back? 
October 05, 2017

Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back? 

By Priyanka Borpujari
Can the Indian media take on those who'd see dissenters -- like Gauri Lankesh -- silenced?

In India, Raids Targeting a Prominent News Agency Spark Censorship Fears
June 21, 2017

In India, Raids Targeting a Prominent News Agency Spark Censorship Fears

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Was a raid on NDTV's offices earlier this month politically motivated?
Sex and Sensibility: India's Censor Board and Overreach
April 09, 2017

Sex and Sensibility: India's Censor Board and Overreach

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Indian censorship of film continues apace.

Bela Bhatia's Story Highlights Ongoing Problems in India's Chhattisgarh
February 02, 2017

Bela Bhatia's Story Highlights Ongoing Problems in India's Chhattisgarh

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
An Indian researcher is accosted by a mob in Chhattisgarh, highlighting ongoing rights challenges.

Remember Andijan and Bekzhanov: Islam Karimov and the Tragedy of Uzbekistan
September 03, 2016

Remember Andijan and Bekzhanov: Islam Karimov and the Tragedy of Uzbekistan

By Anna Neistat
Anna Neistat, who visited Uzbekistan in the aftermath of the 2005 Andijan massacre, reflects on Islam Karimov's death.

Ending Torture of Prisoners of Conscience in Vietnam
July 12, 2016

Ending Torture of Prisoners of Conscience in Vietnam

By John Coughlan
So much more needs to be done if ending torture in Vietnam is ever likely to become a reality.
Securing Cyberspace: China Leading the Way in Cyber Sovereignty
May 18, 2016

Securing Cyberspace: China Leading the Way in Cyber Sovereignty

By Paul R. Burgman, Jr.
The recent leaks of China’s elites’ personal information will harden Beijing’s stance on cyber sovereignty.

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