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2017/02/22 | Olivia Yang
INTERVIEW: Fighting a Country with Words, 4 Years a Chinese Prisoner
'The history of mankind has gone on for thousands of years, and that of the Communist Party only a few decades. Perhaps one day when they collapse, your books will still exist.'
2017/01/19 | Tan Zi Hao
Language Shaming in Malaysia
Slamming stuttering tongues is just another act in a long history of oppression, writes Tan Zi Hao.
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.
2016/12/28 | Rebecca Gidley
The High Cost of Criticism in Cambodia
The Cambodian government is increasingly critical of the international human rights community, Rebecca Gidley writes.
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.
Thailand Slides into an Orwellian Dystopia
Online censorship in Thailand has become more draconian following the approval of additional legislation last week to curtail freedom of thought, Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang writes.
2016/11/08 | ZiQing Low
Malaysian Authorities Reluctant to Respond to Threats on Journalists
A Malaysian pro-government group has threatened to attack the offices of independent news portal Malaysiakini, but authorities are reluctant to take action.
2016/10/27 | Noahlyn Maranan
'Dutertard' and Online Politics in the Philippines
Are online spaces opening up politics in the Philippines? Noahlyn Maranan takes a look.
After the King’s Death, Thailand’s Skin Is Getting Thinner
After the king’s death, the crackdown on Thailand’s civil society has intensified. In a video that captured the gut-wrenching spectacle, a woman is forced to kneel in public before a picture of the king after supposedly posting critical remarks of the late king online.
2016/10/17 | Malaysiakini
'Red Shirts' Violence Extends to Journalists in Malaysia
'Hands off our journalists', media organizations say after violence on the weekend.
2016/09/20 | Malaysiakini
Former Journalist Arrested for Islam Tweet in Malaysia
A former journalist was arrested for allegedly insulting Islam on Twitter.
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.
2016/08/30 | Edward White
Did the UN Redefine 'Hate Speech' over a Singaporean Blogger?
Singapore’s trial of a controversial blogger has led to a new standard for ‘hate speech,' an organization says.
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.