Sri Lanka journalist Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi was obstructed from reporting on a protest on January 23, 2019 in Habmantota, southern Sri Lanka....

A founder of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI Indonesia), senior BBC journalist Ging Ginanjar, died aged 54 on Sunday, January 20. Ging...

Yang Hengjun, an Australian writer, democracy advocate and former Chinese diplomat, was detained by security agents when he arrived at Guangzhou...

In January, Indonesian President Joko Widodo gave a pardon to I Nyoman Susrama, the convicted killer of Balinese journalist AA Gde Bagus Narendra...

In December 2018, three journalists – Sun Lin, Zhen Jianghua, Ding Lingjie – were each convicted and sentenced for ‘inciting subversion’ and...

Welcome to the first IFJ Asia Pacific Bulletin for 2019

All 3G and 4G internet services were shut down and journalists were attacked during parliamentary elections in Bangladesh on December 30. The...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019! Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin...

The Hong Kong Law Reform Commission (LRC) has launched a three-month consultation into the public’s access to information and the management of public...

Today, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) launch the first ever IFJ Media Freedom...

Pakistan’s largest publication house, the Jang Group of Newspapers, shut down five newspapers in various cities rendering hundreds of journalists and...

Supporters of the United National Party (UNP) gathered outside the state-owned Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL), also known as Lake...

Photojournalist Barsha Shah was arrested and detained for three hours for taking pictures of a protest outside the President’s Office at the Shital...

Chinese police announced they had shut down over 1,000 social media accounts and 30 websites over ‘unlawful activities’. The International Federation...

‘Journalist unions need to adapt to the digital ecosystem and become inclusive to digital media workers to remain strong and relevant’ was one of the...