• 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Pakistan’s government should ensure the security of the country’s religious minorities from judicial injustice and attacks by militants, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Dynastic North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un and senior members of his government should be held accountable for overseeing grave rights abuses and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    In spite of the new coalition government pledging to uphold long overdue promises of justice, accountability, and a new constitution, the Nepali government made virtually no discernable progress in any of these areas, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Prime Minister Najib Razak abandoned his pledge to revoke Malaysia’s repressive sedition law and oversaw a wave of arrests of opposition politicians and social activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.