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2017/05/04 | Luwei Rose Luqiu

Testing the Line: A Personal Reflection on How to Be a Journalist in China

'China has so many newsworthy stories for journalists to dig up and publish before the censors notice. In my career, working as a journalist for twenty years, it has always been a game: testing the line and seizing that small window of opportunity.'

2017/05/03 | Kirsten Han

Singapore's ‘Fake News’ Claim Used to Censor Free Press

‘If we want to guard ourselves against fake news, we’re going to have to do more to boost our bullshit detectors. That can’t be achieved by increasing criminalization and legal action.’

2017/05/02 | Terry Flew

Media Power: China’s Latest Attempt to Win Friends and Influence People

Engaging in global soft power competition does not come cheaply to China.

2017/04/26 | TNL Staff

A Dark Year for Press Freedom

The underlying story in Asia is that most countries in the region are in a 'difficult situation' or a 'very serious situation,' according to the world's press freedom watchdog.

2017/03/16 | Jules Quartly

Fake News in China and Taiwan: Pot, Kettle, Black

China and Taiwan offer different models for tackling the worldwide problem of fake news, top-down or bottom-up. Take your pick...

2017/03/04 | Zheng Jiawen

How Internet Prejudice Threatens Feminist Progress in China

The scornful spread of online terms like 'grassroots feminist' prevents Chinese women from influencing policy.

2017/02/28 | TNL Staff

Pizza Hut and Politics Detract from Somber Day in Taiwan

For many in Taiwan, February 28 is a day to reflect on the country’s brutal history, but the somber occasion has been marred by distractions this year.

2017/02/07 | Ivan Labayne

The Changing Power of Rumors

Rumor sharing, or ‘pasa-bilis,' played a crucial role in the eventual overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. Today it finds one of its most supreme expressions in the form of the internet, only with a different function, Ivan Labayne writes.

2017/01/17 | Keith Menconi

INTERVIEW: Viral Video Blogger on Busting Japan's Sex, Racism and Gender Myths

YouTuber 'That Japanese Man Yuta,' with view counts numbering in the hundreds of thousands, is working to fill the void left by the international media's sweeping coverage of Japanese society.

2017/01/16 | Michael Beltran

'Are You Not Entertained?' Filipino Film Project Tackles Violence as Entertainment

Have we wanted this type of entertainment all along? Is our thirst for violent entertainment getting out of hand? Have we been betrayed by the television and internet media in the long run?

2017/01/06 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Filmmaker Denies ‘Pro-Independence’ Claim by Chinese Media

The Taiwanese director is now being accused of bowing to Chinese pressure.

2017/01/04 | Yuan-ling Liang

CHOCOLABS, a Taiwan Startup Success Story

Ten questions with the co-founder of Taiwan's successful app developer CHOCOLABS.

2016/12/31 | Edward White

Taiwan to be Tested in 2017: President Tsai

Tsai Ing-wen today held her first major briefing and Q&A with the foreign press in Taipei.

2016/11/30 |

The Time is Now for Marketers to Engage with VR

Some brands appear to be at a loss for where to start with virtual reality.

2016/10/17 | Malaysiakini

'Red Shirts' Violence Extends to Journalists in Malaysia

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