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Issue No. 32, December 2016 
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The new year begins with new challenges and new hopes for the human rights community in Asia. It is precisely due to the new challenges and rays of hope, that FORUM-ASIA has an important role to play in the new year. Read the piece written by John Samuel, Executive Director of FORUM-ASIA.
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FORUM-ASIA and Bytes for All, Pakistan launched the report 'Desecrating Expression – An Account of Freedom of Expression and Religion in Asia' at Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand - FCCT
In this photo from left to right are: Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch, Debbie Stothard, ALTSEAN-Burma and FIDH - International Federation for Human Rights and Marte Hellema, FORUM-ASIA.
 
Quote of the month
"To be a member of a religious minority in Asia is as danger as being a human rights defender" - Debbie Stothard, Secretary General of FIDH at the launch of the report 'Desecrating Expression – An Account of Freedom of Expression and Religion in Asia' at FCCT, in Bangkok, Thailand.
FORUM-ASIA together with 51 civil society groups launched the #FreeThe5KH campaign, in support of five Cambodian human rights defenders who have already spent more than 100 days in prison. For more info, click here.
'Desecrating Expression – An Account of Freedom of Expression and Religion in Asia' report done by Bytes for All, Pakistan
Odhikar's Annual Human Rights Report 2016
#FORUMASIA25
In 2016 FORUM-ASIA celebrates its 25th Anniversary. A momentous occasion, which gives us the opportunity to look back on 25 years of struggle for human rights in Asia. Click here for stories, videos and information about FORUM-ASIA 25th Anniversary Campaign.
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is a member based organisation with a mission to promote and protect all human rights, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organisations and defenders in Asia. More info.
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