Attack on Journalists

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Name Organisation Date Party Category Reason Action Status Source Country
Aakar Patel Columnist 01/06/2020 Karnataka Police Government posted videos of Colorado protests and called on the minorities, backward, poor and women to stage protests IPC Case ongoing Deccan Herald India
Vinod Dua Independent anchor 01/06/2020 Ajay Shyam BJP leader instigated violence against the government and the prime minister by spreading false and malicious news Sedition SC grants relief from arrest The Print India
Supriya Sharma Scroll.in 01/06/2020 Mala Devi Individual Made false claims, made fun of her caste IPC, Defamation, ST/SC Atrocities Act Case ongoing FIR India
Sajid Hussain Balochistan Times 01/05/2020 Not yet identified Individuals Dead body found in Sweden Suspected to be intelligence agency's work No complaint filed RSF Pakistan
Ahmed Kabir Kishore Cartoonist 01/05/2020 Rapid Action Battalion Government “spreading rumours and misinformation on Facebook about the coronavirus situation” and “undermining the image of the father of the nation,” the “national anthem” or “national flag” ICT Act Life sentence RSF Bangladesh
Mustaq Ahmed Blogger and Writer 01/05/2020 Rapid Action Battalion Government “spreading rumours and misinformation on Facebook about the coronavirus situation” and “undermining the image of the father of the nation,” the “national anthem” or “national flag” ICT Act Life sentence RSF Bangladesh
Didarul Bhuiyan Whistleblower 01/05/2020 Rapid Action Battalion Government “spreading rumours and misinformation on Facebook about the coronavirus situation” and “undermining the image of the father of the nation,” the “national anthem” or “national flag” ICT Act Life sentence RSF Bangladesh
Asif Mohiuddin Blogger and Writer 01/05/2020 Rapid Action Battalion Government Social media posts ICT Act Charge sheeted RSF Bangladesh
Shahed Alam Journalist 01/05/2020 Rapid Action Battalion Government Social media posts ICT Act Charge sheeted RSF Bangladesh
Tasneem Khalil Netra News 01/05/2020 Rapid Action Battalion Government Social media posts ICT Act Charge sheeted RSF Bangladesh
Jamal Mir, Asad Sobuj, Rabbi, Sagar Hossein and Rubel Banglanews24.com 01/05/2020 Lamia Individual Defaming her and her mother through a Youtube channel, according to the case. ICT Act In detention; bail plea rejected Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
Suman Shikder News24, Bangla Tribune and Dhaka Tribune 01/05/2020 Lamia Individual Defaming her and her mother through a Youtube channel, according to the case. ICT Act Out on bail Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Mahtab Uddin Talakdar Daily Haorancher Kotha and SATV 01/05/2020 Police Government ‘objectionable’ news-reports or social media posts 'tarnishing' the images of people having socio-economic, political clouts ICT Act In detention Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Ramjan Ali Paramanik Dainik Grameen Darpan 01/05/2020 Police Government Breach of lockdown rules ICT Act In detention Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Shanto Banik Dainik Grameen Darpan 01/05/2020 Police Government Breach of lockdown rules ICT Act In detention Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
Shawon Khandekar Shaheen Narshingi Pratidin 01/05/2020 Police Government Breach of lockdown rules ICT Act In detention Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
Prasanjit Dutta Nagaland Page 01/05/2020 Railway Police (Nagaland) Government Reporting during lockdown Assault, religious profiling Complaint withdrawn Scroll India
Arunabh Saikia Scroll.in 01/05/2020 Assam Police Government Reporting on discrimination faced by nurses in Guwahati Questioned in the PS No case registered / action taken Arunabh Saikia India
Paramesh V6 01/05/2020 Mahareddy Bhupal Reddy Government Reported on the MLA breaking lockdown rules House demolished No complaint The Wire India
Dhaval Patel Face of Nation 01/05/2020 Gujarat Police Government Spreading false claims Sedition, Disaster Management Act Released on bail CPJ India
Manash Jyoti Baruah Mirror of Assam 01/05/2020 National Investigative Agency Government Summoned for CAA protests No charges Released Deccan Herald India
Tansen Tiwari Freelance 01/05/2020 BJP leader Political party Facebook post Defamation, IPC; IT Act Case ongoing National Herald India
Mahendra Singh Manral Indian Express 01/05/2020 Delhi Police Government Reporting Tablighi Jamaat case Questioning Case ongoing The Hindu India
Jai Singh Chibber Punjabi Jagran 01/05/2020 Punjab Police Government Story on a Congress MLA IPC, IT Act Case ongoing The Wire India
Major Singh Punjabi Rozana Pehredar 01/05/2020 Punjab Police Government Covering a meeting Assault FIR not registered The Wire India
Rahul Zori TV 9 Marathi 01/05/2020 Tehsildar Aaba Mahajan Government Reporting on running of relief camps IPC, defamation Case ongoing Newslaundry India
Mahadev Nayak Unidentified 01/05/2020 Aranya Nayak Individual Reporting on sarpanch during quarantine Illegal confinement Released New Indian Express India
Abhilash Padachery and Ananthu Rajagopal Newsport 01/05/2020 NIA Government Links with Maoist groups, possesion of literature Summoned for questioning Released The News Minute India
Bhupendra Pratap Singh, Abhishek Singh, Hemant Chowrasia, TV channel 01/05/2020 West Bengal Police Government Sting operation on TMC MLAs taking bribes IPC Court granted interim protection from arrest News18 India
Somdev Sharma Punjab Kesari 01/05/2020 Himachal Pradesh Police Government reported on the administration’s laxity in quarantining inter-state travelers IPC Case ongoing Rights and Risks India
Reporter and Cameraman Kanak News 01/05/2020 Forest officials Government Attacked while reporting cyclone No charges suspended Rights and Risks India
Sagor Chowdhury 360 degree news 01/04/2020 Nabil Haydar, Awami League leader's son Individual/Government Assault No charges No complaint RSF Bangladesh
Shah Sultan Ahmed Sangbad Pratidin 01/04/2020 Local council chairman Government Journalists - Mujibur Rehman, Bulbul Ahmed and Habiganj Sultan also attacked, coming to his rescue Assault Accused arrested RSF Bangladesh
Habib Khan The New Age 01/04/2020 Drug dealers Individuals Assault No charges Alerted the police RSF Bangladesh
Sajal Bhuiyan SATV channel 01/04/2020 Party workers Individuals Assault No charges No complaint RSF Bangladesh
Rezwan Karim Sabbir Nayadiganta and Sylhet Mirror 01/04/2020 Local official Government Assault No charges No complaint RSF Bangladesh
Kamal Hossain Bangla Vision TV 01/04/2020 Party workers Political party Assault No charges No complaint RSF Bangladesh
Abdul Latif Litu Bangladesh Pratidin 01/04/2020 Police Government Assault No charges No complaint RSF Bangladesh
Tuhin Howlader Bangladesh Pratidin 01/04/2020 Police Government Assault No charges No complaint RSF Bangladesh
Shahjahan Ali Babu Ekattor Television 01/04/2020 Police Government Forcibly detained No charges Released RSF Bangladesh
Mazed Rahman Somoy Television and Bangladesh Pratidin, 01/04/2020 Police Government Forcibly detained No charges Released RSF Bangladesh
Rahim Shubho Bdnews24.com 01/04/2020 Mominul Islam Bhasani, president of Swechchhasebak League’s Baliadangi unit, Government Publishing of offensive, false, defamatory or fear-inducing data or information ICT Act Case ongoing Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Toufique Khalidi Bdnews24.com 01/04/2020 Mominul Islam Bhasani, president of Swechchhasebak League’s Baliadangi unit, Government Publishing of offensive, false, defamatory or fear-inducing data or information ICT Act Case ongoing Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Shaon Amin Jagonews24.com 01/04/2020 Mominul Islam Bhasani, president of Swechchhasebak League’s Baliadangi unit, Government Publishing of offensive, false, defamatory or fear-inducing data or information ICT Act Case ongoing Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Mohiuddin Sarker Jagonews24.com 01/04/2020 Mominul Islam Bhasani, president of Swechchhasebak League’s Baliadangi unit, Government Publishing of offensive, false, defamatory or fear-inducing data or information ICT Act Case ongoing Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Golam Sarwar Pintu Dainik Bangladesher Alo 01/04/2020 Police Government Publishing news regarding the angry urban-poor community protesting and demanding food aid during the lockdown ICT Act Case ongoing Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Al Mamun Jibon Dainik Odhikar 01/04/2020 Police Government FB post ICT Act Case ongoing Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Nasir Uddin Rocky Dainik Jugantor 01/04/2020 Police Government Detained for violating the lockdown No charges Released Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
Peerzada Ashiq The Hindu 01/04/2020 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Spreading rumours IPC Case registered FIR India
Masrat Zahra Freelance 01/04/2020 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Advocating, abetting, advising or inciting unlawful activity, and Section 505 of the Indian Penal Code by intending to incite an offense against the state UAPA Case registered The Telegraph India
Gowhar Geelani Freelance 01/04/2020 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government indulging in unlawful activities through social media posts UAPA, IPC, IT Interim relief petition filed Live Law India
Andrew Sam Raja SimpliCity 01/04/2020 Tamil Nadu Police Government disobeying the orders of a public servant and inciting public mischief, respectively, and of violating Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act for disobeying regulations during a pandemic. IPC Out on bail Newslaundry India
Mushtaq Ganaie Kashmir Observer 01/04/2020 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government obstructing police, violating the COVID-19 lockdown, and spreading the virus IPC Out on bail Kashmir Observer India
Balasahab Navgire Freelance 01/04/2020 Unidentified workers in Gujarat Non-state Assault No charges Case registered The Hindu India
Gowhar Ali Wani Freelance 01/04/2020 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Detained No charges No case registered / action taken The Federal India
Rahul Kulkarni ABP Majha 01/04/2020 Mumbai Police Government negligence and acts likely to spread disease, intent to cause panic, disobedience of a public order, and abetting an offense by the public, as well violating the Epidemic Diseases Act IPC Out on bail Deccan Herald India
Arnab Goswami Republic TV 01/04/2020 Congress workers (allegedly) Individuals Followed his car, threw ink IPC Assailants arrested The Hindu India
Arnab Goswami Republic TV 01/04/2020 Congress party officials Government insult, vilification of religion or race, defamation, incitement, and other offenses. IPC Defamation charges dropped. Case ongoing The Hindu India
Pawan Choudhury Local daily 01/04/2020 Bihar Police Government spreading misinformation about a death caused by Covid-19 in the city IPC Arrested Newslaundry India
Zubair Ahmed Andaman Chronicle 01/04/2020 Andaman Police Government disobedience against an order by a public servant and negligent/malignant acts to spread infection of disease dangerous to life. Publishing or circulating any statement, rumour or report IPC Out on bail The Print India
Damodharan Sun News 01/04/2020 Tamil Nadu Police Government Charges of cheating, forgery, and preventing a public servant from discharging his duty IPC Out on bail Newslaundry India
Neeraj Shivhare Bastar Ki Awaaz 01/04/2020 SDM Dantewada Government Threatened with booking FIR No charges No case registered / action taken Newslaundry India
Ashwani Saini Freelance 01/04/2020 Himachal Pradesh Police Government Punishment for false warning, disobedience IPC, Disaster Management Act IPC Newslaundryq India
Jasveer Thakur Freelance 01/04/2020 Himachal Pradesh Police Government trespassing and misbehaving with the labourers IPC, Disaster Management Act) Case ongoing Newslaundry India
Om Sharma Divya Himachal 01/04/2020 Himachal Pradesh Police Government Fake news IPC, Disaster Management Act) Case ongoing Newslaundry India
Samrat Pradhan Unidentified 01/04/2020 Karnataka Police Government Ventured out during lockdown Beaten in custody No complaint Bangalore Mirror India
Tongam Rina Arunachal Times 01/04/2020 Online trolls Individuals Reporting on wildlife crimes Death threats on social media FIR registered Arunachal Times India
Sudhir Chaudhury Zee News 01/04/2020 Advocate P Gavas, CPI Youth Wing Political party Offending religious beliefs IPC Case ongoing Huffpost India India
Vishal Anand News18 01/04/2020 Himachal Pradesh Police Government Using pics of Gandhi chowk in covid19 reporting IPC Case ongoing Newslaundry India
Jagat Bains News18 01/04/2020 Himachal Pradesh Police Government Reporting on government's lockdown strategy IPC Case ongoing Newslaundry India
Manish Pandey News1 India 01/04/2020 UP Police Government Reporting on PPE kits Summoned for questioning Released Rights and Risks India
Subrat Kumar Swain Odia Daily Sambad 01/04/2020 Odisha Police Government While taking his child to hospital No charges No complaint Rights and Risks India
Dawn Dawn 01/03/2020 Government Government Cut off advertising PM accused publication of running false stories Filed petition in Sindh High Court Dawn News Pakistan
Jang Media Group Jang Media Group 01/03/2020 Government Government Cut off advertising PM accused publication of running false stories No action taken Jang Media Pakistan
Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman Jang Media Group 01/03/2020 National Accountability Bureau Government Illegal lease of land in 1986 No charges framed In detention DW Pakistan
Geo news Jang Media Group 01/03/2020 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Government Cut off distribution Following CEO's arrest; No other reason given No complaint filed Geo news Pakistan
Shafiqul Islam Kajol Pakkhakal magazine 01/03/2020 Md Shifuzzaman Shikhor Government Defamation for false news, enforced disappearance ICT Act Arrested in May-20, in detention CPJ Bangladesh
Ariful Islam Dhaka Tribune 01/03/2020 Local administration Government Drug possession Assault Out on bail; Filed complaint for assault CPJ Bangladesh
Matiur Rahman Chowdhury Dainik Manabzamina 01/03/2020 Md Shifuzzaman Shikhor Government spreading confusion by publishing false, fabricated and defamatory news ICT Act Booked Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
Al Amin Dainik Manabzamina 01/03/2020 Md Shifuzzaman Shikhor Government spreading confusion by publishing false, fabricated and defamatory news ICT Act Booked Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
M Karthi Kumudam 01/03/2020 Unidentified assailants Individuals Reporting on the Dairy minister Assault/Harassment Case registered Sandhya Ravishankar, The Lede India
Siddharth Vardarajan The Wire 01/03/2020 Uttar Pradesh Police Government disobeying the government’s order on the national lockdown under section 188 of the Indian penal code; making statements that would cause enmity and hatred among communities under section 505 (2) of the penal code, and cheating by impersonation by using a computer resource under section 66D of the Information Technology Ac IPC, IT Chargesheet filed. Anticipatory bail obtained Siddharth Vardarajan India
Naveen Kumar Aaj Tak 01/03/2020 Delhi Police Government Assault/Harassment No charges Complaint filed CPJ India
Ravi Reddy The Hindu 01/03/2020 Hyderabad Police Government Assault/Harassment No charges No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Mendu Srinivas Andhra Jyothy 01/03/2020 Hyderabad Police Government Assault/Harassment No charges No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Mohammad Hussein The Siasat Daily 01/03/2020 Hyderabad Police Government Assault/Harassment No charges No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Vijay Vineet and Manish Mishra Jansandesh 01/03/2020 Varanasi Magistrate Government Demanded apology No charges No case registered / action taken The Print India
KK Saxena Unidentified 01/03/2020 Madhya Pradesh Police Government Spreading coronovirus infection IPC Case ongoing Free Press Journal India
Utkarsh Chaturvedi ET Now 01/03/2020 Mumbai Police Government Reporting during lockdown Assault No complaint Rediff India
Gul Bukhari Columnist 01/02/2020 Pakistan's Federal Investigating Agecy Government Summoned for questioning Threatened with terrorism charges and extradition from the UK She tweeted that the agency threatened to kill her son and seize her property in Pakistan CPJ Pakistan
Aziz Memon KTN News + Daily Kawish 01/02/2020 Not yet identified Individuals Coverage of dominant opposition party Strangled to death Internal probe in final stages Geo TV Pakistan
Ahmad Waqass Goraya Blogger 01/02/2020 Not yet identified Individuals Attacked and threatened Living in exile in Rotterdam Complaint filed RSF Pakistan
Sheikh Hasan Kaler Kantha 01/02/2020 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Assault No complaint CPJ Bangladesh
Zisad Ikbal Press Bangla Agency 01/02/2020 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Assault No complaint CPJ Bangladesh
Foisal Ahmed The Daily Star 01/02/2020 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Harassment Complaint filed CPJ Bangladesh
Mahabub Momtaji Bangladesh Pratidin 01/02/2020 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Harassment Complaint filed CPJ Bangladesh
Nurul Amin The Business Standard 01/02/2020 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Harassment Complaint filed CPJ Bangladesh
Hasnayan Tanvir Maasranga Television 01/02/2020 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Assault No complaint CPJ Bangladesh
Saiful Islam Maasranga Television 01/02/2020 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Assault No complaint CPJ Bangladesh
Mohammed Mubashiruddin Khurram The Siasat Daily 01/02/2020 Telangana Police Government rioting, wrongful restraint, assault to deter a public servant from discharging their duty, disobedience of an order by a public servant, being a member of an unlawful assembly, and destroying public property. IPC Case Ongoing Scroll India
Kamram Yousuf Newsclick 01/02/2020 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Questioning/detention No charges No case registered / action taken The Tribune India
Naseer Gani Outlook 01/02/2020 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Questioning/detention No charges No case registered / action taken Scroll India
Haroon Nabi Current News Service 01/02/2020 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Questioning/detention No charges No case registered / action taken Scroll India
Arfa Khanum Sherwani The Wire 01/02/2020 BJP leaders Individuals Covering delhi riots Fake news/death threats No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Tanushree Pandey India Today 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken CJR India
Parvina Purkayastha Times Now 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Akash Napa JK 24x7 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken CJR India
Arvind Gunasekar NDTV 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment Complaint lodged CJR India
Saurabh Shukla NDTV 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment Complaint lodged CJR India
A Mariyam Alavi NDTV 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment Complaint lodged CJR India
Runjhun Sharma CNN News 18 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Anindhya Chattopadhyay Times of India 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Soumya Pillai Hindustan Times 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken HT India
Fareeha Ifthikar Hindustan Times 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken Free Press Journal India
Shivnarayan Rajpurohit Indian Express 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Ismat Ara Firstpost 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken CJR India
Shreya Chatterjee Freelance 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken The Print India
Manav Sushil Freelance 01/02/2020 Riot mob Individuals Covering delhi riots Assault/Harassment No case registered / action taken Scroll India
Azhar-ul Haq Wahid Channel Five TV + Khabrain 01/01/2020 FIA Government anti-state and defamatory material against the public functionaries and state departments Arrested for FB posts under Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) Released on bail RSF Pakistan
Rakkib Uddin Pannu Ekkator TV 01/01/2020 Company employees Individuals Attacked by company employees and arrested No charges Police probe Newagebd Bangladesh
Shelu Akand Palli Kantho Pratadin 01/01/2020 Party workers Political party Attacked No charges No complaint RSF Bangladesh
Mostafizur Rahman Sumon Agami 01/01/2020 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Assault No complaint CPJ Bangladesh
Thusitha Kumara de Silva Daily Mirror and LankaDeepa 01/12/2019 Employees of toddy manufacturing unit Individuals Physically attacked for reporting on toddy bootlegging Assault Accused arrested Daily Mirror Sri lanka
Maduka Thaksala Fernando Resa 01/12/2019 Trade union government members Government Physically attacked Assault Complaint lodged Colombo Telegraph Sri lanka
Dawn 01/12/2019 Public mob Individuals Protest against coverage of terrorist attack in London Death threats to Hameen Harood and Zaffar Abbas No complaint filed Dawn News Pakistan
Ajeeb Lakho Daily Jurat 01/12/2019 Police Government attempted murder of a police office Arrested for 18 cases filed against him Released on bail The News Pakistan
Nasrullah Chaudhry Nai Baat 01/12/2019 Police Government printing, publishing or disseminating any material to incite hatred or giving projection to any person convicted for a terrorist act or any proscribed organisation or an organisation placed under observation or anyone concerned in terrorism Convicted under anti terrorism laws Acquitted and released Samaa News Pakistan
Abul Asad The Daily Sangram 01/12/2019 Police Government Digital Security Act ICT Act Bail plea rejected The Daily Star Bangladesh
Staff of Assamese TV news channel Prag News 01/12/2019 Assam Police Government Unprovoked police assault No charges No case registered / action taken Scroll.in India
Ratnadip Chowdhury NDTV 01/12/2019 Anti CAA protestors in Assam Individuals Assault No charges No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Bushra Sheikh BBC India 01/12/2019 Delhi Police Government Assault No charges No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Shaheen Abdulla Maktoob Media 01/12/2019 Delhi Police Government Assault No chargesheet yet Complaint lodged CPJ India
Shariq Adeeel Yousuf Pal Pal News 01/12/2019 Delhi Police Government Assault No charges No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Azaan Javaid The Print 01/12/2019 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Assault No charges Complaint lodged, No FIR filed Azaan Javaid India
Anees Zargar Newsclick 01/12/2019 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Assault No charges No case registered / action taken The Wire India
Omar Rashid The Hindu 01/12/2019 Uttar Pradesh Police Government Assault/detention No charges No case registered / action taken Omar Rashid India
Mujeeb Cheriyamburam Asianet News 01/12/2019 Karnataka Police Government Assault/detention No charges No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Unidentified Twentyfour News 01/12/2019 Karnataka Police Government Assault/detention No charges No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Unidentified News18 01/12/2019 Karnataka Police Government Assault/detention No charges No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Unidentified MediaOne 01/12/2019 Karnataka Police Government Assault/detention No charges No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Sakthivelpillai Prakash Thinappuyal 01/11/2019 Police Government Publication of LTTE-related photographs Questioning No further action Tamil Guardian Sri lanka
Thushara Vitharana Voice Tube 01/11/2019 Pro-Sinhalese organisation Political group/Govt Pro-opposition candidate that lost in the presidential election 6 hour Interrogation Statement recorded Srilankan Mirror Sri lanka
News Hub News Hub 01/11/2019 Police Government Pro-opposition Police raid office Statements recorded News Hub Sri lanka
Urooj Iqbal Daily Anti Crime 01/11/2019 Ex-husband Individuals Killed No charges No complaint filed Freedom Network Pakistan
Doddipalya Narasimha Murthy Gauri Lankesh Nyayapatha 01/11/2019 Karnataka Police Government reason, attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, and extortion IPC Out on bail The Hindu India
Nellutla Venugopal Veekshanam 01/11/2019 Telangana Police Government Association with a banned organisation UAPA, Telangana Public Safety Act Case Ongoing The Wire India
Manoj Kumar Soni Dainik Perfect Mission 01/11/2019 Mob attack Individuals Reporting on land mafia in UP No charges Case registered CPJ India
Baccha Gupta Swatantrata Chetna 01/11/2019 Uttar Pradesh Police Government Trespassing and criminal conspiracy IPC Case ongoing CPJ India
Aatish Taseer Freelance 01/11/2019 Indian government Government OCI status reviewed for anti Modi election cover story in Time magazine No charges OCI status revoked Times of India India
Ravi Prakash Tolivelugu 01/10/2019 Telangana Police Government Cheating, criminal breach of trust IPC Out on bail The Wire India
Akash Yadav Dainik Bhaskar 01/10/2019 Uttar Pradesh Police Government robbery and sexual harassment IPC No case registered / action taken CPJ India
Shubhranshu Chaudhary CG Net Swara 01/10/2019 NSO Business Group Phone hacking/privacy breach No charges No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Santosh Bharatiya Chauthi Duniya 01/10/2019 NSO Business Group Phone hacking/privacy breach No charges No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Ashish Gupta Asomiya Pratidin 01/10/2019 NSO Business Group Phone hacking/privacy breach No charges No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Sidhant Sibal WION News 01/10/2019 NSO Business Group Phone hacking/privacy breach No charges No case registered / action taken Indian Express India
Mumbai based journalist Requested anonymity 01/10/2019 NSO Business Group Phone+laptop hacking/privacy breach No charges No case registered / action taken journalist in question India
Zafar Abbas 7 News 01/09/2019 Not yet identified Individuals Killed No charges No complaint filed Freedom Network Pakistan
Ashish Tomar Dainik Jagran 01/09/2019 UP Police Government criminal nuisance, intimidation, and “promoting enmity, IPC Case ongoing The Wire India
Shakeel Ahmed News18 01/09/2019 UP Police Government criminal nuisance, intimidation, and “promoting enmity, IPC Case ongoing The Wire India
Krishna Kumar Singh Hindustan 01/09/2019 Mob incl BJP supporters Individuals Covering post mortem No chargesheet yet Complaint registered CPJ India
Santosh Jaiswal Jansandesh 01/09/2019 UP Police Government criminal conspiracy, obstruction of public servants, use of false evidence, and cheating IPC Case closed Vijay Vineet (Varanasi based journalist) India
Rabi Lamichhane News24 01/08/2019 Kathmandu Police Government Abetment of suicide None Released on bail The Himalayan Times Nepal
Mirza Waseeem Baig 92 News 01/08/2019 Not yet identified Individuals Killed No charges No complaint filed Freedom Network Pakistan
Irfan Malik Greater Kashmir 01/08/2019 Security forces Government Detained No charges Released NDTV India
Pawan Jaiswal Jansandesh 01/08/2019 UP Police Government criminal conspiracy, obstruction of public servants, use of false evidence, and cheating IPC Case closed Vijay Vineet (Varanasi based journalist) India
24 News HD 24 News HD 01/08/2019 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Government Programming of “Najam Sethi Show cancelled Self censorship No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Muhammad Bilal Khan Freelance 01/07/2019 Not yet identified Individuals Stabbed to death Complaint filed The News Pakistan
Capital TV Capital TV 01/07/2019 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Government Notice received that broadcasters had violated the regulator's code of conduct by airing an unedited live broadcast of a speech by Nawaz Taken off air No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
24 News HD 24 News HD 01/07/2019 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Government No notice Taken off air No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Abbtakk News Network Abbtakk News Network 01/07/2019 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Government No notice Taken off air No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Geo news Geo news 01/07/2019 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Government Blocked during PM's visit to Washington DC No charges No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Najam Sethi 24 News HD 01/07/2019 PM Imran Khan Government fined Channel 24 for 1 million rupees ($6,244) in damages and demanded that Sethi air an apology for “propagating false news,” Defamation complaint with the regulatory body Islamabad court rejected the defamation request CPJ Pakistan
Ilyas Warsi Daily Kawish 01/07/2019 Not yet identified Individuals Killed No charges No complaint filed Freedom Network Pakistan
Qazi Shibli The Kashmiriyat 01/07/2019 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government waging war against the Union of India,” “creating fear and panic among common people,” being “deeply involved in disrupting the peaceful atmosphere,” and seeking “to motivate the people to work for seceding the state of Jammu and Kashmir from the union of India.” Public Safety Act Released Kashmir Times India
Dilip Sharma Web Morcha 01/07/2019 Electricity Dept official Government "fear or alarm to the public IPC Out on bail CPJ India
G. Muthuvel Polimer news channel 01/07/2019 Real estate broker Individual Attacked IPC Booked and arrested CPJ India
Harshad Ahir Gujarat Mitra 01/07/2019 Former administrator Individual Assaulted IPC Arrested and booked CPJ India
Revathi Pogadadanda Mojo TV 01/07/2019 Guest panelist Individual SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, IPC Out on bail The News Minute India
Haziq Qadri Brut India 01/07/2019 Security forces Government Detained overnight No charges Released CPJ India
Pratap Patra Samaja 01/06/2019 Sand Mafia Individuals Assault No chargesheet Complaint filed HT India
Anuj Shukla and Ishita Singh Nation Live 01/06/2019 Political Party Government Defamation, attempt to incite violence IPC Case ongoing The Wire India
Prashant Kanojia Freelance 01/06/2019 BJP leader Government Defamation IPC, IT Act Case ongoing The Wire India
Amit Sharma News24 01/06/2019 UP Railway Police Government Harassment, torture by officials No chargesheet yet Suspended and booked HT India
Manjunath Raj News 01/06/2019 Company workers Individuals Reporting Attacked by workers Booked for attempted murder and rioting HT India
Devaraju Samaya TV 01/06/2019 Company workers Individuals Reporting Attacked by workers Booked for attempted murder and rioting HT India
Ghulam Jeelani Qadri Aafaq 01/06/2019 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Distributed press releases issued by militants in 1992 during a ban on circulation of newspapers in Kashmir. Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act Out on bail NDTV India
Danish Siddiqui Reuters 01/05/2019 Police Government Covering church bombings Trespassing Released on bail Reuters Sri lanka
Ali Sher Rajpur Awami Awaz 01/05/2019 Not yet identified Individuals Killed No charges No complaint filed Freedom Network Pakistan
Komolika Sengupta Zee News 01/05/2019 Trinamool Congress workers Political party Assault No chargesheet Complaint filed CPJ India
Sharnendu Das R Plus 01/05/2019 Trinamool Congress workers Political party Assault No chargesheet Complaint filed CPJ India
Tapas Sengupta NewsX 01/05/2019 Trinamool Congress workers Political party Assault No chargesheet Complaint filed CPJ India
Joyprakash Das and Shashi Ghosh Indian Express 01/05/2019 Trinamool Congress workers Political party Assault No chargesheet Complaint filed CPJ India
Rony Santra photographer 01/05/2019 Trinamool Congress workers Political party Assault No chargesheet Complaint filed CPJ India
Nabyendu Hazra and cameraman Rajiv Dey Sambad Pratidin 01/05/2019 Trinamool Congress workers Political party Assault No chargesheet Complaint filed cpj India
Vishweshwar Bhat Vishwani 01/05/2019 Karnataka Police Government defamation, forgery, cheating, criminal breach of trust, and intimidation IPC Case ongoing NDTV India
Kanak Mani Dixit Himal Media 01/04/2019 Commission of Investigation on Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Government Illegally amassing property and embezzlement CIAA Act and investigations by Land Revenue Office and Department of Revenue Investigation *Case ongoing. Some charges dropped. Frontline Defenders Nepal
Arjun Giri Tandav News 01/04/2019 Bipendra Raj Batas Individual Website not registered with Press Council Electronic Transactions Act Case ongoing Himal Nepal
Shahzeb Jillani Dunya News 01/04/2019 Moulvi Muhammad Iqbal Haider Individual Defamed state institutions Pakistan Penal Code and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act Case quashed Samaa Pakistan
The Joban (News website) 01/04/2019 Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Government reporting allegations that the prime minister’s security adviser was involved in the disappearance of three men. Site blocked Block lifted RSF Bangladesh
Patricia Mukhim The Shillong Times 01/03/2019 Meghalaya High Court Judiciary Contempt of court, 2L fine Constitution of India SC stays HC order Scroll India
Newssewa Newssewa 01/02/2019 Nepali authorities Government News website blocked None Block lifted HRW Nepal
Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi Din News 01/02/2019 Federal Investigation Agency Government Defamed state institutions Pakistan Penal Code and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act Out on bail Himal Pakistan
Siddharth Varadarajan The Wire 01/02/2019 Zee Media Business Group Criminal defamation Indian Penal Code Case withdrawn Siddharth Varadarajan India
Kaushal Shroff The Caravan 01/01/2019 Vivek Doval Government Criminal defamation Indian Penal Code Case ongoing/on bail Outlook India India
Nisar ul Haq Rising Kashmir 01/01/2019 Security forces Government N/A Hit by pellets No action taken Rising Kashmir India
Waseem Andrabi Hindustan Times 01/01/2019 Security forces Government N/A Hit by pellets No action taken Rising Kashmir India
Junaid Gulzar Kashmir Essence 01/01/2019 Security forces Government N/A Hit by pellets No action taken Rising Kashmir India
Mir Burhan Asian News International 01/01/2019 Security forces Government N/A Hit by pellets No action taken Rising Kashmir India
Prathibha Priyadarshani Mukkera Mojo TV 01/01/2019 Hindu right wing group Political party N/A Attacked Complaint filed CPJ India
Bhanu Mudhiraj Mojo TV 01/01/2019 Hindu right wing group Political party N/A Attacked Complaint filed CPJ India
Hedayet Hossain Mollah Dhaka Tribune 01/12/2018 Upazila Nirbahi Officer Debashish Chowdhury Government Publishing fabricated and provocative information Digital Security Act Out on bail New Age BD Bangladesh
Rashidul Islam Dainik Manabzamina 01/12/2018 Upazila Nirbahi Officer Debashish Chowdhury Government Publishing fabricated and provocative information Digital Security Act Out on bail The Daily Star Bangladesh
54 news websites 01/12/2018 Information Ministry Government Prevent spread of rumours No charges Block lifted RSF Bangladesh
Sheikh Riad Muhammad Noor Daily 71 01/12/2018 Rapid Action Battalion Government “posting seditious, false and baseless news” on social networks. ICT Act Placed in pre trial detention RSF Bangladesh
Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo The Daily Star 01/12/2018 Dec-18 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Assault No complaint Bangladesh
Al Amin CVoice24 01/12/2018 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Assault No complaint CPJ Bangladesh
Dainik Manabzamina 01/12/2018 Party workers Political party Reporting elections Assault No complaint CPJ Bangladesh
Kishorechandra Wangkhem ISTV 01/12/2018 Manipur Police Government Sedition National Security Act Charges squashed, criminal defamation pending Wangkhem India
Muhammad Qasim Qasimi GB News and Tehreer News 01/11/2018 Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Government Criminal intimidation, insult, defamation, threat, and obstructing discharge of public functions Pakistan Penal Code Jailed Himal Pakistan
Ajai Shukla The Wire 01/11/2018 Reliance Group Business Group Defamation Civil lawsuit Case dropped The Wire India
Sohail Khan K2 Times 01/10/2018 Drug dealers Individuals Shot dead No charges No complaint filed Pakistan Press Foundation Pakistan
Priya Ramani Live Mint 01/10/2018 MJ Akbar Government Criminal defamation Indian Penal Code Statements recorded and final arguments made Priya Ramani India
Nakkheeran Gopal Nakkheeran 01/10/2018 Raj Bhavan Government inducing or compelling Governor of Tamil Nadu to refrain from exercising his lawful powers. Indian Penal Code Out on bail Deccan Herald India
Raju Basnet Khojtalas 01/09/2018 Sushil Khanal Government Defamed the plaintiff Electronic Transactions Act Released on bail CPJ Nepal
Cyril Almeida Dawn 01/09/2018 Lahore High Court Government Treason Case ongoing Case ongoing Himal Pakistan
Shahidul Alam Photojournalist 01/08/2018 Detective Branch, Dhaka Police Government Hurting image of the nation ICT Act Out on bail CPJ Bangladesh
Mushfiqur Rahman Mohana TV 01/08/2018 Unidentified Individuals Went missing after death threat Filed complaint with police over threats After assault and abduction, released RSF Bangladesh
Asif Sultan Kashmir Narrator 01/08/2018 Jammu and Kashmir Police Government Harboring known terrorists Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act In jail CPJ India
Maria Abi-Habib The New York Times 01/07/2018 Elected parliamentarians in a PC Government Biased reporting Press intimidation No further action CPJ Sri lanka
Dharisha Bastians Freelance 01/07/2018 Elected parliamentarians in a PC Government Biased reporting Press intimidation No further action CPJ Sri lanka
Arthur Wamanan Freelance 01/07/2018 Elected parliamentarians in a PC Government Biased reporting Press intimidation No further action CPJ Sri lanka
Kadafi Zaman TV 2 01/07/2018 Police Government attempted murder, tearing a police uniform, snatching four mobile telephones from the police, and interference in government function Assault, booked Released on bail Dawn Pakistan
Gul Bukhari Columnist 01/06/2018 Not yet identified Individuals Assault No charges No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Asad Kharal Bol TV 01/06/2018 Not yet identified Individuals Assault No charges No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Ammar Masood Jang Media Group 01/06/2018 Major General Asif Ghafoor Government Monitoring of journos on social media No charges No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Fakhar Durrani Jang Media Group 01/06/2018 Major General Asif Ghafoor Government Monitoring of journos on social media No charges No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Umar Cheema The News 01/06/2018 Major General Asif Ghafoor Government Monitoring of journos on social media No charges No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Azaz Syed Geo TV 01/06/2018 Major General Asif Ghafoor Government Monitoring of journos on social media No charges No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Matiullah Jan Waqt News 01/06/2018 Major General Asif Ghafoor Government Monitoring of journos on social media No charges No complaint filed CPJ Pakistan
Dawn News Dawn News 01/05/2018 Military officials Government Disrupting newspaper distribution No charges No complaint filed Dawn News Pakistan
Swathi Vadlamudi The Hindu 01/04/2018 Hindu Sangathan, Hyderabad Political party Hurting religious sentiments Indian Penal Code Case closed Swathi Vadlamudi India
Shabbir Siham Daily Times 01/03/2018 Iqbal Hassan XYZ Fabricating news and extorting a regional minister Pakistan Penal Code and Anti-Terrorism Act Appealed sentencing CPJ Pakistan
Rachna Khaira The Tribune 01/01/2018 Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Government Forgery, cheating and impersonation Indian Penal Code, IT Act Pending with Delhi cyber crime branch Rachna Khaira India
Gopal Chand Postpati 01/11/2017 Central Intelligence Bureau Government Spreading false information Electronic Transactions Act Released on bail Himal Nepal
G Bala Cartoonist 01/11/2017 Tirunelveli collector Sandeep Nanduri Government Criminal defamation Indian Penal Code, IT Act Out on bail Scroll India
Vinod Verma BBC 01/10/2017 Chattisgarh Police Government Extortion, inimidation, publishing sexually explicit material Indian Penal Code Out on bail Scroll India
Kamran Yousuf Freelance photojournalist 01/09/2017 National Investigative Agency (NIA) Government Stonepelting and conspiracy Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Out on bail. Brought in for questioning on suspicion of running a Twitter account CPJ India
Nazmul Hossain Jamuna Television 01/07/2017 Hazrat Ali Belal Government Demeaning judges an the judicial system ICT Act Case ongoing Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
Kazi Motaher Rahman Babu Khulna Somoyer Khobor 01/07/2017 Khulna Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court Government Publishing reports with misinfromation ICT Act Out on bail Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta EPW 01/07/2017 Adani Group Business Group Criminal defamation Indian Penal Code Lawsuit rejected by the court, cases withdrawn Scroll India
Bakhsheesh Elahi K2 Times 01/06/2017 Not yet identified Individuals Shot dead No charges No complaint filed Pakistan Press Foundation Pakistan
Shohag Dewan Khulna Somoyer Khobor 01/06/2017 Khulna Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court Government Publishing reports with misinfromation ICT Act Out on bail Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
Golam Mujtaba Dhruba bdnews24 01/06/2017 Senior Assistant Judge Mahbubur Rahman Government Manipulated facts and threatened plaintiff ICT Act Prosecuted Frontline Defenders Bangladesh
Krishna Gyawali Kantipur 01/05/2017 Advocate Santosh Bhandari Government Contempt of court Justice Administration Act Case ongoing RSF Nepal
Sudheer Sharma Kantipur 01/05/2017 Advocate Santosh Bhandari Government Contempt of court Justice Administration Act Case ongoing RSF Nepal
Nipun Chandra Das Asian Age 01/05/2017 Sikder Golam Mostafa, Awami League Political party/government reports on torture of a Hindu woman by a local gang who attempted to grab her land. ICT Act Case ongoing The Daily Star Bangladesh
Sanjoy Banerjee Dainik Janata 01/05/2017 Sikder Golam Mostafa, Awami League Political party/government reports on torture of a Hindu woman by a local gang who attempted to grab her land. ICT Act Case ongoing The Daily Star Bangladesh
Ahmed Razu Natun Somoy 01/04/2017 TM Abdullah Al Fuad, assistant director of Walton Group's law wing Business group Defamation ICT Act Out on bail The Daily Star Bangladesh
Habibur Rahman Badal Dandy Barta 01/04/2017 Ali Reza Ripon, brother of Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy Individual/Government Defamation ICT Act Out on bail; Chargesheet submitted Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Raju Ahmed Narayanganjer Alo 01/04/2017 Ali Reza Ripon Individual/Government Defamation ICT Act Out on bail Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Mobarak Hossain Kamal Narayanganjer Alo 01/04/2017 Ali Reza Ripon Individual/Government Defamation ICT Act Out on bail; Chargesheet submitted Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Sifat Al Raman Linkon Narayanganjbarta24 01/04/2017 Ali Reza Ripon Individual/Government Defamation ICT Act Case dismissed Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Mahmud Hasan Kachi Narayanganjbarta24 01/04/2017 Ali Reza Ripon Individual/Government Defamation ICT Act Out on bail Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Hasan Ali Bangla Vision & bdnews24 01/03/2017 Hasibur Rahman Rizu Individual Derogatory posts on Facebook ICT Act Chargesheet submitted; Stay order from HC Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Aslam Ali Darpan 01/03/2017 Hasibur Rahman Rizu Individual Derogatory posts on Facebook ICT Act Chargesheet submitted; Stay order from HC Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Morsalin Babla Juger Chinta 01/03/2017 Sohel Ali Individual Reportage ICT Act Stay order on all thee charges; news website shutdown Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Mostafij Mishu Dainik Alokito Bangladesh 01/03/2017 Minarul Islam Individual Reportage ICT Act Out on bail Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Nazmul Huda Ekushey Television 01/12/2016 Police Government Inciting labour unrest ICT Act Out on bail Outlook India Bangladesh
Josy Joseph The Hindu 01/12/2016 Naresh Goyal, Jet Airways Business Group Defamation Civil lawsuit Case ongoing Josy Joseph India
Pradeep Sandaruwan Senadeera LankaENews 01/11/2016 Gampaha Magistrate's Court Government Contempt for publishing photograph of the suspect accused over the assault on former editor of Rivira newspaper, Upali Tennakoon, before the suspect was even produced for an identification parade. Defamation and contempt of court Case ongoing Himal Sri lanka
Arjun Thapaliya Anukalpa 01/11/2016 Dev Kumar Yadav Individual Defamed the plaintiff Electronic Transactions Act Acquitted Himal Nepal
Santosh Kumar Yadav Anukalpa 01/11/2016 Dev Kumar Yadav Individual Defamed the plaintiff Electronic Transactions Act Acquitted Himal Nepal
Daulat Jan Mathal Daily Bang-e-Sahar, Baang and the Broshal Times 01/10/2016 Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Government Publishing and distributing anti-state material Ant-Terrorism Act Out on bail Himal Pakistan
Siddiqur Rahman Khan Dainikshiksha 01/09/2016 Professor Fahima Khatun Khan Former director general of secondary and higher education directorate, related to union minister Defamation, publishing fictitious, false and shameful news ICT Act Out on bail Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh
N Logathayalan Uthayan 01/04/2016 Police Government Defamation/ false information Out on bail Himal Sri lanka
Prabhat Singh Patrika 01/03/2016 Chattisgarh Police Government Circulating confrontational material IT Act Trial ongoing; witnesses not appearing Prabhat India
Mahfuz Anam The Daily Star 01/02/2016 Awami league activists Political party/government Up to 84 cases Sedition, defamation Charges stayed The Daily Star Bangladesh
Sasikaran Punniyamurthi SBS Australia 01/01/2016 Criminal Investigation Department Government Arrested on return, passport confiscated Illegal immigration Released Colombo based activist Sri lanka
Rimon Rahman Amader Rajshahi 01/09/2015 Border Guards Bangladesh Government Drug possesion after publishing a report on border guards collecting excessive money from cattle traders Narcotics Control Act 1990 Released on bail CPJ (No other available source) Bangladesh
Krishn Kaushik The Caravan 01/07/2015 Essar Group Business Group Defamation Civil lawsuit Case ongoing Krishn Kaushik India
Kanak Sarwar Ekushey Television 01/03/2015 Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Sub Inspector) + Unidentified woman complainant Government + Individual Creating anarchy by broadcasting opposition party leader's speech; Airing a program centering her falsely Sedition, pornography act Out on bail + Fired from channel The Daily Star Bangladesh
Asif Qureshi ARY News 01/12/2014 Pakistan Railways Government Arms smuggling Illicit possession of firearms Acquitted Himal Pakistan
Zulqarnain Sheikh ARY News 01/12/2014 Pakistan Railways Government Arms smuggling Illicit possession of firearms Acquitted Himal Pakistan
Dinesh Acharya Share Bazaar Weekly 01/11/2013 Nirvan Chaudhary Individual Defamed the plaintiff Electronic Transactions Act Acquitted Himal Nepal
Sushil Pant Nepaliheadlines 01/06/2013 Kanya Multiple Campus Business Group Defamed the plaintiff Electronic Transactions Act Released on bail Freedom Forum Nepal Nepal
Santosh Bhattarai Nepaliheadlines 01/06/2013 Kanya Multiple Campus Business Group Defamed the plaintiff Electronic Transactions Act Released on bail Freedom Forum Nepal Nepal
Pushkar Nath Kandel Extrakhabar 01/06/2013 Kanya Multiple Campus Business Group Defamed the plaintiff Electronic Transactions Act Released on bail Freedom Forum Nepal Nepal
Mahmudur Rahman Amar Desh 01/04/2013 AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation + Bangladesh Police Individual + Government Inciting political demonstrations against a war crimes tribunal set up by the government + making “derogatory comments” allegedly about Bangladesh, India and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu + "publishing false and derogatory information that [has] incited religious tension" Sedition Act, defamation Out on bail Article 19 researcher Bangladesh
Aseem Trivedi Freelance cartoonist 01/09/2012 Amit Katarnayea, Republican Party of India Political party Making seditious cartoon Indian Penal Code, National Embled Act, IT Act and National Honour Act Sedition charges dropped Livemint India
Hafiz Husnain Raza Nawa-i-Waqt 01/04/2011 Police Government Disturbing public peace and instigating terrorism Anti-Terrorism Act Out on bail Himal Pakistan
Bennett Rupasinghe Lanka e news 01/03/2011 Police Government Charged with threatening a man Criminal intimidation Out on bail Himal Sri lanka
J.S. Tissainayagam Outreach SL / Sunday Times 01/03/2008 Terrorist Investigation Division Government Causing communal disharmony Prevention of Terrorism Act Pardoned Himal Sri lanka