There are reports on resilience and protest by our colleagues across the region: the new hope for media freedom in Nepal after the signing of the historic peace accord in November last year; the inauguration of media privatisation in Bhutan; the deterioration of journalist safety in Afghanistan as they become hostage targets to insurgents; the muzzling of media in Sri Lanka due to controversial terrorism laws; growing government hostility against journalists in Pakistan and the Maldives; mounting pressure faced by Indian journalists in conflict zones; and uncertain times for the Bangladesh media in its current state of emergency.

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