DEMOCRACY WATCH

Dive deep into the latest reports from NGOs on the state of democracy and human rights in Asia and across the world. Identify critical issues, understand challenges to fundamental freedoms, and discover potential avenues for constructive engagement

Disappearance, Torture and Sexual Violence of Tamils 2015 – 2022

This report highlights the continuing use of disappearances, torture, and sexual violence by the Sri Lankan security forces against tehe ...

State of Human Rights in 2023

This flagship annual report of the HRCP documents and assesses the human rights situation across Pakistan, tracking violations, trends and ...

Flight and Fight: Supporting Exiled Media to Survive and Sustain

This report documents the issues exiled media face and examines how governments and donors, among others, can support these outlets ...

PARLIAMENTARIANS AT RISK: Reprisals against MPs in Southeast Asia in 2023

This report looks at the dangers faced by elected officials in Southeast Asia, as well as the ongoing struggle for ...

Chasing Fox Hunt: Tracing the PRC’s Forced Return Operations Around the Globe

This new report released on April 2024 by Safeguard Defenders exposes actual cases of Chinese long-arm policing around the world, ...

“Votes will not be counted”: Indian election disinformation ads and YouTube

This report by Access Now and Global Witness exposes YouTube's inability to detect and restrict content designed to undermine electoral ...

Fact-Finding Mission: Assessing The State of Internet Freedom to Ensure More Inclusive Democracy

Fact-Finding Mission: Assessing The State of Internet Freedom to Ensure More Inclusive Democracy

This report by the APHR examines how Timor-Leste, the youngest democracy in Southeast Asia, is balancing internet access with digital ...

INTERNEWS report on Bangladesh

Information Ecosystem Assessment – Bangladesh

This USAID-backed report examines Bangladesh's media for youth, women, and disabled people. It aims to improve their participation in elections ...

The Indigenous Navigator: Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals and the Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines

This Philippine report tracks how well the U.N. Declaration on Indigenous Rights (UNDRIP) is being implemented. The national survey found ...

Fostering Democracy Movements – ADN’s 10th Anniversary Report

ADC adopts the 10th year anniversary theme of its parent organization, the Asia Democracy Network, for a 10-part series of ...

2023 ADN Annual Report

This report by Asia Democracy Chronicles' parent organization highlights the importance of uniting pro-democracy players and empowering a democratic movement ...

ADC, TABADLAB report

A raging fire, Pakistan’s debt crisis

Authored by Zeeshan Salahuddin and Ammar Habib Khan, this report examines Pakistan's debt crisis and proposes reforms for financial recovery. ...

ADC Anfrel Interim Report Indonesia 2024

Interim Report of the ANFREL International Expert Election Observation Mission (IEEOM) to the 2024 Indonesia General Elections

ANFREL's interim report on Indonesia's general elections finds that while the world's fifth largest democracy generally held a peaceful elections ...

Advanced Electoral Democracy Through Electoral Reforms

Asian Electoral Review: Advancing Electoral Democracy Through Electoral Reforms

With over 50 global elections this year, this review examines challenges and opportunities for democratic electoral processes in Bangladesh, Cambodia, ...

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Pandemic Governance & Civic Freedoms: Best Practices from Japan

This report analyzes Japan's unique COVID-19 approach, which prioritized freedoms unlike stricter methods in China and Cambodia. It highlights areas ...

Features & Analysis

Narrative stories, analyses, and other timely reads spotlighting the struggle for human rights and democracy across Asia

What They're Saying

Diverse voices from the frontlines on the state of democracy and human rights in Asia

We wish for the freedom of Suu Kyi, all political prisoners and the entire country. We launched this strike to show that we have not forgotten our leader.
Unnamed resident
Wetlet township, Sagaing region, Myanmar
On the protest march staged by pro-democracy activists in Myanmar on the occasion of former State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s 79th birthday on June 19, 2024
June 20, 2024
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Call to Action

Weekly roundup of calls to action on democracy and human rights issues by civil society groups and other concerned sectors of society across Asia.