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2022/04/29 | Voice of America

Myanmar Junta Hits Opposition Forces With Communications Blackouts

Myanmar’s junta has been cracking down on opposition forces by cutting off mobile internet service and telephone lines in strongholds of local armed groups.

2022/04/28 | Deutsche Welle

Philippines Elections: Why Are People Wearing Pink?

Colors have a great significance in Philippine elections. Pink is new on the scene, competing against the seasoned red, yellow, and blue.

2022/04/27 | Global Voices

Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club Cancels Human Rights Awards for Fear of Legal Risks

Some journalists see the choice to ax the awards as an act of self-censorship antithetical to the organization’s purpose.

2022/04/26 | Voice of America

Philippines Presidential Election a Rematch Between Late Dictator’s Son, Democratic Leader

Marcos’s popularity is based on the nostalgia of alleged prosperity and the “golden age” of Filipino society during his father’s dictatorship in the 1980s. Political observers and disinformation researchers say his campaign is buoyed by a massive disinformation and propaganda network.

2022/04/26 | TNL 公司

The News Lens Featured in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Top 500 High-Growth Companies 2022

In the 4th Financial Times Asia-Pacific Top 500 High-Growth Companies Selection, the technology industry accounted for the highest number of finalists. At the same time, there were only 14 media organizations shortlisted, with The News Lens featured as the only one from Taiwan.

2022/04/25 | Deutsche Welle

Shanghai Covid Lockdown Threatens New Export Delays

Nearly a third of goods leaving the Port of Shanghai are held up due to a strict lockdown. The delays are set to exacerbate a supply chain crisis that has caused shortages and price rises across the world.

2022/04/22 | Voice of America

YouTube Blocks Account of Hong Kong’s Sole Leadership Candidate

John Lee was among a group of 11 top Hong Kong and Chinese government officials sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury, including current Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, for curtailing political freedoms under Beijing’s national security law.

2022/04/22 | Randy Mulyanto

Not Just Marine Life, the Coral Triangle Sustains an Indonesian Community

The Coral Triangle, which covers Indonesia's Raja Ampat and five other countries, sustains the livelihood of more than 130 million people.

2022/04/20 | Deutsche Welle

Solomon Islands: US, Australia Raise Concerns Over China Security Pact

On Tuesday, China confirmed it had sealed a security pact with the Solomon Islands, which raised concerns over a potential Chinese military presence less than 2,000 km from Australia’s shores.

2022/04/19 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Residents Report Increased Pressures from Covid Policies

A survey shows that close to half of Hong Kongers don’t support policies requiring confirmed patients to quarantine at government designated facilities.

2022/04/18 | Global Voices

Philippine Independent Bookshops Become Targets of Red-tagging

The targeting of Popular Bookstore and Solidaridad is the latest in a long and brutal history of red-tagging and state repression of dissent and critical thinking in the Philippines.

2022/04/14 | Voice of America

Experts: New Sanctions Unlikely To Deter North Korea From Nuclear Path

A U.N. Security Council Resolution banned North Korea’s exports of coal, iron, and seafood, but Pyongyang often manages to evade sanctions to sell these products by illicit means.

2022/04/12 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia: Thousands of Students Protest Rumored Election Delay

President Joko Widodo promised not to delay elections in order to hold on to power, but many aren’t convinced. Monday's protests echoed those that ousted President Suharto in 1998.

2022/04/11 | Voice of America

Taiwan Mulls Lengthening Military Service

Analysts believe Taiwan’s ability and commitment to defend itself has been questioned in both Beijing and Washington and improving mandatory military service would send a clear signal to both that it is prepared.

2022/04/08 | Global Voices

Shanghai Continues Citywide Lock-down Despite Public Outcry, Food Shortages, and Chaos

As the Chinese government tries to suppress the outbreak in Shanghai under zero-Covid policy, it is said that more recent deaths have been related to the lockdown than the virus.

2022/04/01 | Voice of America

Malaysian Proposal to Phase Out Smoking Sparks Controversy, Concerns Over Corruption

This proposal comes after New Zealand announced plans to raise the legal smoking age by one year each year to permanently ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2008.