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2021/06/09 | Global Voices

Pressure on Journalists, Bloggers Mounts Ahead of Uzbekistan’s Presidential Elections

A foreign journalist loses accreditation, a pro-LBGT blogger is beaten and another blogger gets a heavy sentence on dubious charges in Uzbekistan.

2021/06/07 | The Interpreter

The Authoritarian Threat of Indonesia’s Latest Internet Bill

Indonesia's pending legislation would require online service providers to remove or block content by government demand.

2021/05/03 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar’s Media Under Pressure From All Sides

The Burmese military regime's increased crackdown on journalists and independent media has forced reporters underground. However, pressure mounts not only from the ruling junta but also from the opposition.

2021/04/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Feminists Face Clampdown, Closure of Online Accounts

Dozens of Chinese feminist social media channels have been abruptly deactivated in recent weeks, triggering anger and fear that women’s rights activists will be systemically denied an online presence.

2021/02/09 | Voice of America

China Appears to Block Popular Clubhouse App

For a brief time, Clubhouse allowed Chinese Internet users to freely discuss taboo topics with people across the world.

2020/11/06 | East Asia Forum

Chinese-Style Censorship Is No Fix for the Covid-19 Infodemic

China’s control has turned its internet environment into a hotbed of distorted information and ultra-nationalistic narratives.

2020/04/08 | Kirsten Han

Coronavirus: How Effective Is Singapore’s Anti-Fake News Law?

The so-called anti-fake news law in Singapore — POFMA — doesn't stop all misinformation, while leaving in place a powerful mechanism that can be abused when the crisis is over.

2020/03/24 | Xiaochen Su

Coronavirus Furthers Chinese-Style Internet Censorship in Singapore

Singapore's use of its anti-misinformation law resembles Chinese-style censorship.

2018/12/14 | Global Voices

China's Caging of Domestic Twitterati Ominous for Overseas Users

One Twitter user said that using the social messaging service in China is now 'more dangerous than street demonstrations.'

2018/06/27 | East Asia Forum

CHINA: Communist Party Battles to Have Last Laugh on Web Censorship

Communist Party moves to shut down a satirical app are squeezing Chinese people's right to laugh.

2018/05/10 | Jules Quartly

The Ban that Never Was: Peppa Pig, AI and Porkie Pies

AI-inspired Peppa content pushed an online publishing platform into deep water in China, but the headlines missed a deeper argument over whether the state can or should rule on what media people consume.

2018/04/06 | GlobalVoices 全球之聲

MYANMAR: Online Defamation Cases Are Silencing Critics

Civil society groups are trying to blow the lid off a de-facto censorship law in Myanmar as defamation cases increase under the democratically elected government.

2018/02/07 | Li Jun and Cecilia Milwertz

Taking Action on #MeToo in China

Despite a campaign to quell the circulation of the meme on social media, various institutions are putting mechanisms in place to counter sexual harassment.

2018/01/02 | GlobalVoices 全球之聲

Threats to Online Expression Plague South Asia

From internet shutdowns to killings of journalists, clampdowns on internet freedoms are on the rise across the region.

2017/12/21 | GlobalVoices 全球之聲

Dirty GIFs and Seditious Memes are Under Fire in Indonesia

Authorities threatened to block WhatsApp if the messenger app did not block 'obscene' content.

2017/12/12 | Daniel Fazio

OPINION: Australia Must Confront China's Academic Interference

The recent decision not to publish the book "Silent Invasion" which examines the growing and surreptitious CCP influence in Australia, raises alarming questions for academic freedom, public discourse, and publishing in Australia.

2017/11/30 | Michael Clarke

China Tightens Grip in Xinjiang amid Belt and Road

Comprehensive control of 'stability' in Xinjiang has become a heightened strategic imperative with the launch of China's Belt and Road initiative.