Mong Palatino
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Mong Palatino is a Philippines activist, former legislator, Southeast Asia blogger, and Chair of Bayan Metro Manila.
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2017/10/13 | Mong Palatino
Malaysian's ‘Mother GAIA’ Artwork Calls for Environmental Protection
A new exhibit in Penang, Malaysia features the latest paintings of Jennifer Mourin, an artist known for actively promoting the protection of the environment through her art.
2017/10/10 | Mong Palatino
Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore?
An artist and political activist was standing alone before the Parliament House, holding a mirror as an act of performance art. He was led away by the police and detained until he posted bail the next day.
2017/09/13 | Mong Palatino
Free Media Fighting to Stay Alive in Cambodia amid Hun Sen's Latest Crackdown
One daily newspaper, two foreign media services and three local radio stations are among those under threat.
2017/08/19 | Mong Palatino
TV Network Pays the Price in Thailand for Calling Leader 'Dictator'
Thailand’s army grabbed power in 2014 and has remained in power through a constitution it drafted. The country's media struggles to challenge those in power.
2017/06/13 | Mong Palatino
'Black Isn't Beautiful' Ad Sparks Outrage in Malaysia
The 15-minute-long ad angered netizens and was quickly criticized it for promoting racism and sexism.
2017/04/20 | Mong Palatino
Thailand Tells Internet Users to Unfollow Junta Critics on Social Media — Or Face Consequences
The government told Thai Internet users to stop following and sharing posts from the social media accounts of three overseas critics of the military-backed government
2017/03/16 | Mong Palatino
Vietnam's 'Prison Within a Prison Within a Prison'
Exiled dissident Dang Xuan Dieu recounts the horror of his imprisonment in Vietnam to Mong Palatino.
2017/02/27 | Mong Palatino
Why Singapore Changed the Name of the New World War II Exhibition
Many felt the name was an insult to thousands who suffered during the Japanese occupation.
2017/02/19 | Mong Palatino
Thai Media Groups: Proposed Law Could Bring Total Government Control of the Press
'It is also a major step backward of more than 20 years of the media reform process that the Thai journalist community fought for to democratize media space from state monopoly, and toward diversity and access to information.'