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2020/08/24 | Nicholas Haggerty

EDITORIAL: The Sexist Media Coverage of Jane Lee

There is no doubt that sexism was driving a media narrative to gin up attention and web traffic for an undramatic race.

2020/05/21 | Voice of America

HK Public Broadcaster Suspends Satirical Show After Government Reprimand

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK was forced to suspend a satirical show and apologize for allegedly insulting the police.

2018/05/11 | GlobalVoices 全球之聲

Phnom Penh Post's Sale to PR Firm Ends Editorial Independence

Their new owner, Malaysia-based ASIA PR, has close ties to Cambodia's ruling elite.

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.

2018/04/10 | Michael Turton

OPINION: Exploiting Cross-Strait Tensions for Fun and Profit

Michael Turton argues that international media's crass exploitation of cross-Strait tensions plays right into Beijing's hands.

2018/03/30 | Michael Turton

OPINION: The Strangest China-Taiwan Divide of All Is a Media Creation

China is adept at feeding a media narrative that casts Taiwan as a cause of friction rather than a blameless victim of aggression from across the Strait.

2018/02/08 | Liang Chenyu

Bucking a Global Trend, China's Trust in Media Soars

Globally, distrust of media was alarmingly high. However, Chinese viewers seem to trust their media more than you'd think.

2017/10/11 | Graeme Smith

China's Media Dying Slow Death under Xi

Under President Xi Jinping, China's print media is less than a paper tiger, a far cry from the days when a vigorous press in Guangzhou and beyond challenged Beijing's orthodoxy.

2017/09/27 | James Gomez

A False Dawn for Media Freedom in Myanmar?

Myanmar faces a range of human rights which needs a free press and activists who can operate peacefully without fear of repercussions.

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.

2017/09/04 | Milton Osborne

Cambodia's Hun Sen Cracks Down on Press Ahead of Elections

So while the CPP rails against its ‘enemies’ and seeks to redress the balance of youth support that was evident in the 2013 elections, it has to confront what still seems the unlikely possibility that next year it could lose.

2017/08/20 | Jack Hu

The New Action Flick Taking Chinese Nationalism to a New Level

The record-breaking action movie ‘Wolf Warriors 2′ takes Chinese nationalism to a new Level, writes Jack Hu.

2017/08/19 | Mong Palatino

TV Network Pays the Price in Thailand for Calling Leader 'Dictator'

Thailand’s army grabbed power in 2014 and has remained in power through a constitution it drafted. The country's media struggles to challenge those in power.

2017/08/19 | Oiwan Lam

Reporter Criticized after River Water Stunt in China

In a highly criticized stunt, a Chinese reporter drinks river water to prove It's clean.

2017/08/04 | Anthony Fung

Behind the Beat in China: Indie Music, Festivals and the Performance Economy

Music sales no longer constitute the major source of revenue for musicians and record companies, particularly for indie bands. Instead, the music industry in China depends largely on live performances.

2017/08/03 | Robert Lyons

China and the Future of Music Streaming

Given the improving IP environment, the adoption of subscription streaming, and robust mobile consumption, the music streaming landscape in China may offer a glimpse into the future.

2017/06/30 | Cedric Alviani

Media Freedom in Free Fall 20 Years after Hong Kong Returned to China

In the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders RSF, Hong Kong has fallen from 18th in 2002 (when the Index was created) to 73rd now.