hate speech


Singapore Establishment Licks its Wounds after US Court says Amos Yee Persecuted for Political Views

Kirsten Han

‘Allowing immunity for hate speech only encourages the undermining of values in a functional democracy,’ said the head of the Law Society of Singapore.


Anti-Cyberbullying Social Media Platform Takes Off in Asia

Olivia Yang

A new Finnish social media platform aimed at tackling cyberbullying is seeing fast uptake from the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.


Singapore to Jail Teenage Blogger

Edward White

Controversial Singaporean blogger Amos Yee has been sentenced 38 days in prison for ‘intending to wound religious feelings.’


Did the UN Redefine 'Hate Speech' over a Singaporean Blogger?

Edward White

Singapore’s trial of a controversial blogger has led to a new standard for ‘hate speech,' an organization says.


Singaporean Charged for Threatening to 'Open Fire' on LGBT Community

J. Michael Cole

If found guilty, the 36-year-old man faces a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. His case also appears to have energized anti-LGBT elements in the country.


They Did Not Reap What They Sowed — We All Did

J. Michael Cole

‘In silence we are just as guilty as those who use the alphabet of bigotry to create an environment in which it is permissible for some to repress minority groups.’

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