Issue No. 48, May 2018 
'Most people do not like to be made feel like they are stupid when they are in the public eye'
Read this month's interview with Naranjargal Khashkhuu, President and CEO of Globe International Center (GIC), Mongolia

  • Cambodia: Statement 'Release Former Radio Free Asia Journalists and Drop all Charges '
  • The Maldives: Press Release 'A year after the killing of Yameen Rasheed, justice remains elusive'
  • ASEAN: Press Release, 'ASEAN Member States should act against human rights violations in the region, particularly against the Rohingya'
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Timor Leste - The Secretariat together with its members JSMP and HAK will organise a workshop regarding the coming parliamentary election on 30 April- 3 May 2018

Quote of the month
'Freedom of opinion and expression is critically important to hold those in power accountable. There should be no limitations on the freedom of opinion and expression, and any limitations that are imposed should only be implemented in extreme situations, as they inevitably cause more human rights violations.' extracted from the Joint Statement of CSOs to the AICHR High Level Dialogue on Managing Freedom of Expression in the Information Age
Find recent cases, current trends, campaigns and resources related to human rights defenders in Asia in April 2018 here.
FORUM-ASIA is currently looking for:

Administration Associate (Deadline 16 May 2018, midnight Bangkok time)

ASEAN Programme Internship (Deadline 15 May 2018, midnight Jakarta time)

UN Advocacy Programme Internship (Deadline 14 May 2018, midnight Bangkok time)

UN Advocacy Training and Study Fellowship for Asian Human Rights Defenders  (Deadline 11 May 2018, midnight Geneva time)
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