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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.

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.

2017/03/25 | Edward White

Blogger Amos Yee Granted Asylum in United States; Judge Slams Singapore's Persecution

The judge concluded that Yee's 2015 arrest and convictions clearly constituted past persecution on account of Yee's political opinion.

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.

2016/12/21 | Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang

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.

2016/10/23 | Javier El-Hage and Joy Park

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.'