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A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
July 08, 2019

A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan’s media was reborn following the new administration and its transformation is still ongoing.

How Free Press Has Strengthened Democracy in Afghanistan
June 12, 2019

How Free Press Has Strengthened Democracy in Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan's free press is providing a critical service for the country's young democracy.
Nepal’s Communist Government Tightens Its Grip on Civil Society
September 10, 2018

Nepal’s Communist Government Tightens Its Grip on Civil Society

By Arun Budhathoki
A new set of draconian laws is setting Nepal on a troubling trajectory.

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?

What’s Behind the Sale of a Cambodian Newspaper to a Malaysian Investor?
May 07, 2018

What’s Behind the Sale of a Cambodian Newspaper to a Malaysian Investor?

By Luke Hunt
The sale is raising fresh concerns about the state of press freedom in Cambodia.

Life Is About to Get Even Harder for Foreign Media in China
October 26, 2017

Life Is About to Get Even Harder for Foreign Media in China

By Charlotte Gao
A number of prominent foreign media were barred from the press conference revealing China’s new leadership.

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?
What is the Future of the Media in Myanmar?
September 11, 2017

What is the Future of the Media in Myanmar?

By Edward Parker
Myanmar’s media is making progress, “two steps forward, one step back.”

Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?
April 28, 2017

Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?

By Luke Hunt
It has been another poor year for the subregion in the annual World Press Freedom Index.

Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
March 28, 2017

Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL

By Casey Michel
No visit is planned as of yet, but Atambayev knows what he’d like to discuss.

Zeenat Shahzadi's Story: A Young Reporter, 'Disappeared' in Pakistan
May 14, 2016

Zeenat Shahzadi's Story: A Young Reporter, 'Disappeared' in Pakistan

By Ankit Panda
In a first, a female journalist in Pakistan has been "disappeared," allegedly by Pakistani intelligence.
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
April 03, 2016

What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?

By Luke Hunt
Host nation Laos is doing its very best to make sure they don’t.

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