Latest posts by Mong Palatino
"To provide coverage of the protests, citizen journalists stepped up do the job themselves. The result was a truer coverage of events."
“...the culture of impunity in the country has made members of the press easy targets by vested interest groups who want to hide the truth.”
"This has nothing to do with "demeaning coverage" and everything to do with a government in Honiara allergic to scrutiny."
"We call for freedom of expression and the protection of journalists in Myanmar and abroad."
"What a wonderful display of unity in defense of our common values! With solidarity like this, how can we possibly lose?"
"It may well be draconian leaving no room for corruption by ministers and government officials to be brought to public attention."
"The obligation of registration will open the gate for the government to intervene and censor. It's not just an administrative matter."
"Many journalists have gone into hiding or fled abroad with no legal or financial support and only pro-military publications can now work openly in the country."
This World Press Freedom Day, we review the human rights violations, free speech barriers, and media abuses in Papua, which has been annexed by Indonesia for almost 60 years.
For acclaimed journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, winning a Nobel Peace Prize offers no protection
For Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Russian editor Dmitry Muratov, winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has not provided protection from their attackers and state threats as they continue their investigations.
"Uthaya Sankar SB’s arrest for his social media post highlights the limits of free expression in Malaysia on issues such as religion."
"Everyone was so worried about contact tracing when we should have been worried about CONTRACT tracing."
"Gov leaders must learn to take public criticism and dissent in stride and stop going after critics like #FahmiReza for poking fun at them."
Sincha Dimara was suspended for reporting on court proceedings against Australian hotelier Jamie Pang. MLN has faced criticism before for suspending and silencing journalists.
"They have not consulted with the people risking their lives to resist the military junta, whose lives are in Telenor's hands."
"He is the third journalist to be killed in Myanmar in less than a month, in a sign of the absolutely unacceptable practices increasingly employed by the junta."
Tweets that criticized the Malaysian government's flooding response were flagged for deletion yet Twitter informed its users about the request, and decided to leave them uncensored.
"I will not stop writing and singing my songs about my country. I will continue to educate the people through my songs and keep the patriotic spirit going."
"Myanmar hip hop will never be silenced. We come together, not because we are the same but because we are united as one."
"The solution should never be to simply give the government more and more and more broad discretionary powers that can be used against citizens ..."