Karachi Press Club: Shock as police raid ‘island of freedom’

Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Pioneering journalists acquired a mansion and founded the Karachi Press Club in 1958 Through decades of military coups, civil unrest and martial law, the Karachi Press Club has remained off-limits to Pakistan’s powerful military and intelligence agencies. But this island of democratic resistance in a country prone to religious…

Hong Kong press freedom: Fears growing among journalists in the city

On a morning in February 2014, Lau — a senior editor at the popular, upmarket daily Ming Pao — had parked his car on a street near the restaurant when two men, wearing motorcycle helmets and gloves, rushed up to him. One slashed at Lau with a meat cleaver, knocking him to the floor, where…