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FORUM-ASIA released a publication today on ‘Freedom of Expression under Threat – Perspectives from Media and Human Rights Defenders in Asia.’

‘Freedom of Expression under Threat – Perspectives from Media and Human Rights Defenders in Asia’ attempts to raise awareness about the threats and challenges faced by media and human rights defenders in the current restrictive and repressive environment in many countries in Asia. More awareness about what is going on, and more awareness about what could or should be done.

“The publication features various chapters on issues, including: trends of killings and disappearances across Asia; doxing, persecution and violence threatening journalists in Indonesia; press freedom and repressive laws in the Maldives; the blurring of lines between journalists and human rights defenders; hate culture in India; hate speech against marginalised groups on social media; fake news in Asia; women in the digital age; cyber martial law in the Philippines; online censorship, bots and hate speech in Pakistan; and ownership and independent media.”

 

Please find the full publication HERE: https://www.forum-asia.org/?p=29329&fbclid=IwAR3GX9VBLiLVNqn9zGO2fwttDpYysacwzPXkIaSGutLlxwJ_o0e7GtpdfJc