Ujjainee Roy is a culture writer and independent journalist, and she is always weary of the five-day work week. You can find her bylines at The Huffington Post, The Telegraph. You can follow her on Twitter @UjjaineeRoy. 

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Fighting for a Free Press

by Ujjainee Roy 09-19-2018
What photographer Shahidul Alam's arrest shows about the horrifying conditions for journalists in South Asia

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This is not the first time a South Asian activist has been punished for speaking out against the government. Southeast Asia has some of the largest democracies in the world, and yet under the current climate, every voice of defiance is pegged as a coup, or a smear campaign. There have been countless activists, journalists, and others who speak up that have been relentlessly targeted.