Asia and Pacific - Reports
The authorities use sedition laws to curtail free speech and concoct criminal cases to lock up government critics.
The three activists killed since October 2011 had been vocal in opposing mining and energy operations.
Restrictions on news, media and communications in Tibet have been stepped up by Chinese authorities in the lead-up to the 18th Party Congress.
In February, the Philippines was among 30 countries represented by the People's Republic of China in issuing a joint statement at the panel of freedom of expression on the Internet at the United Nations in Geneva.
The report analyses the key role of Internet and media coverage in the evolution of the violence in Arakan and documents difficulties in accessing information and attacks on the foreign and exiled media.
There are concerns that the new government will impose more restrictions on the media, that there will be heightened pressure from Beijing's Liaison Office in Hong Kong and that Mr Leung Chun-ying's government may legislate Basic Law article 23 national security legislation.
The government's tighter grip on the flow of information is now regarded as the main factor in press freedom erosion.
The government is cracking down heavily on activists who have been exposing the gross inefficiencies in the working of the government, reports ARTICLE 19.
There is no section in the Action Plan dedicated to press freedom. But the most striking omissions can be found in the text itself, says CPJ.
The Nepali media faced an unprecedented number of attacks during 8-24 May 2012, Freedom Forum reports.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the proposed freedom of information law that was delivered to the National Assembly in March 2012.
The expansion comes as other, predominantly Western media houses are shrinking their media presence in East Africa.
In partnership with PFF, IFJ released its first Press Freedom in the Pacific report at a press launch held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to celebrate World Press Freedom Day.
ARTICLE 19's submission outlines concerns on Pakistan’s compliance with its international human rights obligations in respect of freedom of expression and freedom of information, in particular violence against journalists and human rights defenders.
The MEAA annual press freedom report is the most comprehensive survey of media law and regulation in Australia. The report covers all aspects from the recent debate over press regulation to shield laws for journalists and whistleblower protection, privacy, defamation, media ownership and spin.
IFJ continues to receive complaints from media all over China that they have been subjected to various kinds of pressure that prevent them from carrying out their duties.
World Press Freedom Day 2012 comes at a time of momentous challenges for journalism in South Asia, says the report published by IFJ in collaboration with a range of partners in the region.
The information published on the map is public information on cases of restrictions or alleged restrictions of the right to freedom of expression involving the media.
A journalist's murder spread shock waves among the Nepali media, Freedom Forum reports.
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While the government received and accepted a number of recommendations related to the right of freedom of expression during the first UPR cycle, none of these have been realised.