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2016/12/24 | Kirsten Han

BREAKING: Singaporean Blogger Detained Seeking Asylum in United States

Teen blogger Amos Yee made headlines again and again with two convictions for wounding religious feelings in two years in Singapore. Now, he's spending Christmas in an adult correctional facility while seeking asylum in the U.S.

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.

2016/09/20 | Malaysiakini

Former Journalist Arrested for Islam Tweet in Malaysia

A former journalist was arrested for allegedly insulting Islam on Twitter.

2017/04/13 | Oiwan Lam

How a Teenager's Mysterious Death in China is Eroding Public Trust in Authorities

The most widely shared theory is that Zhao was beaten to death by five other students for not paying protection dues of 10,000 yuan to a local group of bullies.

2016/12/28 | Rebecca Gidley

The High Cost of Criticism in Cambodia

The Cambodian government is increasingly critical of the international human rights community, Rebecca Gidley writes.

2017/05/03 | Oiwan Lam

High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment

Well-known Chinese blogger and Twitter commenter Wu Bin (吳斌) (@xuicai1911 @秀才江湖) was arrested by Shenzhen national security police on April 27 for making online comments.

2020/03/06 | The Interpreter

When Philippines Democracy Hit Midlife Crisis

The Philippines’ democracy turned 34 last week but continues to flirt with authoritarian fantasies.

2017/07/07 | TIME

The Arrest of Three Journalists Shows a Disturbing Lack of Press Freedom in Democratic Myanmar

'In years gone by, we could visit and interview the ethnic armed groups. Now, under this so-called democratic government, media are being restricted.'

2018/10/19 | The Interpreter

OPINION: Hong Kongers Giving Up as Housing Breaks the Camel's Back

Hong Kongers are talking about emigrating as it becomes increasingly clear there is nothing 'special' about this administrative region of the PRC.

2016/09/02 | Yuan-ling Liang

‘Taiwan is not Chinese Taipei’ Banner Ripped Down by Baseball Officials

The Chinese Taipei Baseball Association has been accused of ripping down pro-Taiwan independence banners at an international baseball game.

2016/10/17 | Malaysiakini

'Red Shirts' Violence Extends to Journalists in Malaysia

'Hands off our journalists', media organizations say after violence on the weekend.

2016/08/25 | Edward White

UPDATE: Amos Yee Pleads Guilty to Three Charges of ‘Wounding Religious Feelings’

'Prosecutor said I didn't have to wound religious feelings to have intended to wound religious feelings.'

2016/08/24 | Edward White

‘That’s a Couple of Weeks in Jail’ – Singaporean Blogger Tweets During Trial

Controversial blogger Amos Yee has pleaded guilty to two lighter charges, but still faces up to three years behind bars after turning down a plea bargain to charges of offending religious beliefs of Singaporeans.

2016/07/29 | ZiQing Low

Draconian New Law Threatens Human Rights in Malaysia

The Malaysian government has passed a law that gives its prime minister arbitrary powers not seen since the communist insurgency of the 1960s.

2016/06/27 | Edward White

Beijing to Discuss Cross-Border Arrests with Hong Kong

Beijing agrees to talks after Hong Kong complained about booksellers' abductions.

2016/06/23 | Edward White

Hong Kong No Longer a Safe Place to Criticize China

'No One is Safe.' Does the Causeway Bay booksellers saga spell the end for China’s ‘one-country two-systems’ and pose a serious threat for foreigners in Hong Kong?

2016/01/05 | 阿Ken

Survey Shows Many Chinese Students in Taiwan Don't Think Taiwan Has A Democratic System

Among the foreign students surveyed, most consider staying in Taiwan for future plans and a large number agree they enjoy freedom of speech here. Yet less than half of the Chinese students surveyed think there is a democratic system in Taiwan.