Civic Freedom Digest: Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published: February 2020

ICNL works throughout Asia alongside local partners to address civic space issues. Despite the trend of restrictive government control, civil society remains dynamic, finding new ways to adapt and challenge constraints, including through active protest movements in Hong Kong, India, and Southeast Asia.

ICNL’s Civic Freedom Monitor details the state of civic freedoms in 54 countries, including 10 in the Asia-Pacific region. In this issue of the Civic Freedom Digest, ICNL highlights some of the key challenges and opportunities for civic freedoms in the region.