A Struggle for Human Rights in Asia: 2017 in Video


The Rohingya humanitarian crisis, Cambodia’s slide toward authoritarian rule, and the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo symbolized a troubling retreat of liberal values and human rights across much of Asia in 2017. But among these disturbing events, RFA covered stories of hope and resilience, including a harrowing defection by a North Korean soldier, a daughter rescued from dark world of human trafficking, and the rise of women in journalism. Looking back on the year that was, these shocking and remarkable moments tell a story of both the trials and the triumphs of human dignity.