• Afghan journalists seek cover in Kabul on Jan. 18, 2010 during a series of co-ordinated attacks by Taliban militants in the Afghan capital that killed at least 10 people and injured 32.
    Violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are increasing, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These attacks put at risk the gains in media freedom in Afghanistan since 2001.

Reports

Asia

  • Jan 29, 2015
    The new Indonesian government should take decisive action to address religious intolerance and a rollback in women’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Australia’s vague and overbroad new counterterrorism laws infringe on the basic rights of all Australians, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Papua New Guinea remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, highlighting the government’s failure to enforce legal protections against gender based violence and discrimination.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Singapore’s government further restricted freedom of expression and assembly in 2014, and turned back gains in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    The Bangladesh government failed to prosecute security forces for serious abuses including killings, disappearances, and arbitrary arrests, Human Rights Watch said in its 2015 World Report, released today.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Burma's human rights situation declined in 2014, setting back progress made since the reform process began three years ago, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    The human rights situation in Vietnam in 2014 continued to be characterized by one-party rule, politically motivated convictions, lack of labor rights, widespread police abuse, and an escalating land crisis, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Killings by security forces, arrests of activists and opposition politicians, summary trials, and crackdowns on peaceful protest characterized the human rights situation in Cambodia in 2014.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Thailand’s military government has severely repressed fundamental rights and freedoms since the May 22, 2014 coup, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    The Sri Lankan government stepped up pressure in 2014 on human rights activists and journalists, particularly those urging justice for past war crimes.