Monthly Archives: November 2020

India conducts counterterrorism raids targeting peaceful critics

This statement was originally published on on 30 October 2020. The Indian government is using counterterrorism operations to silence peaceful dissenters, human rights activists, and journalists, Human Rights Watch said today. On October 28 and 29, 2020, the authorities carried out several raids on the offices of nongovernmental organizations, activists’ homes, and a newspaper office in Jammu

Malaysia: CIJ condemns Dr. Mahathir for hate speech comments

This statement was originally published on on 30 October 2020. The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) strongly condemns the actions of former prime minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad last night that glorified violence and pushed out hate speech and misogynistic messages. We call on Dr. Mahathir to apologise to the nation for these remarks and

Facing Up to Impunity

Today, 2 November 2020, is the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. It is an important day. It is equally important to recognise how it came about. The UN resolution passed in December 2013 represented the culmination of years of persistent work by dedicated individuals and groups, including the IFEX