Reporters Without Borders


With West Distracted by Pandemic, Vietnam Ramps Up Repression

Voice of America

“Vietnam is the world’s third-largest prison for journalists, right after autocratic regimes like Xi’s China, and junta-ruled Myanmar.”


2020 Press Freedom Index: A Decade of Uncertainty for Asia-Pacific

Daphne K. Lee

RSF has released its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, highlighting the restrictions that remain in the Asia-Pacific. The News Lens reporters and editors offer their insights and context for the report.


HONG KONG: China Silences Badiucao, a Cartoonist Critical of Google's 'Dragonfly'

Global Voices

Political cartoonist Badiucao has gone silent since Nov. 2, when his first Hong Kong exhibition was abruptly canceled due to threats from the Chinese government.


OPINION: China's Foreign NGO Law Presents a Non-profit Opportunity for Taiwan

Jessica Batke

Now is the time for Taiwan to get serious if it wants to attract international NGOs displaced by China's Foreign NGO Law.


President Tsai Calls for Democratic Nations to Unite in Face of China Pressure

David Green

Awareness if growing among democratic states of the need to work together to counter authoritarian influence operations.


A Dark Year for Press Freedom

TNL Staff

The underlying story in Asia is that most countries in the region are in a 'difficult situation' or a 'very serious situation,' according to the world's press freedom watchdog.


Reporters Without Borders Picks Taipei over Hong Kong

TNL Staff

RSF told The New York Times the organization originally wanted to open its Asia office in Hong Kong but the organization was concerned about 'a lack of legal certainty' and surveillance of its members.

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