Asia-Pacific in February: Journalists and bloggers face persecution, an impunity win in Indonesia, and sports for human rights

Maria Ressa's arrest in the Philippines signaled the escalation of government persecution against critical journalists, the Japanese government is accused of restricting the work of reporters, and a Samoan blogger was arrested for defaming the prime minister. But there were also some stories to celebrate such as a significant impunity win in Indonesia, a campaign by sports bodies for the freedom of a Bahraini refugee, and a successful challenge of a suspension order by Thailand's Voice TV..


Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is a network of human rights journalists in Uganda working towards enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and building the capacities of journalists, to effectively exercise their constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms for collective campaigning through the media.

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