Daniel Bastard, Asia-Pacific director at Reporters Without Borders (RSF), told DW that Pakistani authorities are trying to censor and intimidate journalists who dare to not toe the government's line.
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Raids on the Dainik Bhaskar newspaper and Bharat Samachar television network have sparked accusations of intimidation by a government angry with the media's response to its handling of the pandemic.
Prime Minister Imran Khan recently said he would like to reach out to Baloch separatists, who vehemently oppose Chinese-funded projects in western Balochistan province. Will negotiations allay the concerns of insurgents?
Hanoi has sentenced the pro-democracy activist to prison followed by house arrest. The 69-year-old is the latest in a slew of journalists to be jailed for disseminating "anti-state propaganda."
Some are worried that PM Khan's comments reinforce dangerous gender expectations — and not just for women. Others think his comments have been misunderstood.
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