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2020/09/21 | Deutsche Welle

US Judge Halts Ban on Wechat Downloads

A federal judge delayed the Trump administration's ban hours before it was due to take effect, citing concerns over free speech. Owned by Chinese tech giant TenCent, WeChat has around 19 million active daily users in the United States.

2020/02/18 | Voice of America

Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign

In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.

2018/08/08 | Global Voices

Mahathir's First 100 Days: Only Marginal Progress on Free Speech

Some independent news websites have been unblocked, but a Kuala Lumpur-based journalism organization says 'violations against freedom of expression are still occurring.'

2018/01/18 | Kirsten Han

Does Singapore Really Need a 'Fake News' Law?

There are plenty of constraints on free expression in Singapore and fake news appears yet to be a problem.

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.

2017/09/07 | Oiwan Lam

China and the End of Anonymous

'Most online comments on the regulation have been hidden on social media — some threads show only two comments out of hundreds, while on others the comment section has been shut down. The majority of comments do not appear on a search.'

2017/05/25 | Kirsten Han

Singapore, It Is Time for Answers on Operation Spectrum

[OPINION] It’s high time that documents related to Operation Spectrum were declassified, and an independent Commission of Inquiry held, argues Kirsten Han.

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

2017/04/14 | Kuan Chen

Two Years in Jail for Calling Xi Jinping a ‘Steamed Bun’

It is a dangerous game playing fast and loose with nicknames in China, even with your friends online.

2017/01/05 | Edward White

Chinese Bloggers Who Exposed Thousands of Protests Remain in Detention, No Trial

Two Chinese bloggers who detailed thousands of public protests await formal charges six months after being detained. There have also been reports of torture.

2016/12/29 | Kirsten Han

Amos Yee Awaits Appearance before US Immigration Judge

Singaporean teenage blogger Amos Yee remains detained in the United States while his application for political asylum is referred to an immigration judge.