Mong Palatino

activist. two-term member of philippine house of representatives. southeast asia editor of global voices

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Fighting disinformation and fact-checking the Myanmar election

Global Voices interviewed Thet Min, fact-checker for ‘Real or not’ fact-checking news website, about their efforts to expose and stop disinformation in Myanmar ahead of the November 8 elections.

Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang arrested for ‘anti-state propaganda’

"I don’t need freedom just for myself, that would be too easy. I want something much greater: freedom and democracy for all of Vietnam."

News website faces police probe in Singapore for boosting Facebook posts during elections

"We condemn the abuse of the law to harass independent media and critics. We denounce the lack of independence of the Singapore Elections Department."

#FreeMuay: Groups call for release of Laotian net idol and environment advocate

"Muay bravely stood up to protect the environment. Muay does not deserve to be let alone imprisoned from taking this stand."

Website exposing military corruption blocked in Myanmar

"It shows the increased intolerance by the government on freedom of expression and that they are trying to cover up the crimes and corruption of the military."

Myanmar activist poet convicted for protesting against internet shutdown

The protest featured the unfurling of a banner that read: “Is the internet being shut down to hide war crimes and killing people?”

Concerned citizens petition Timor-Leste authorities to drop planned revival of defamation law

"This proposed law is to protect those in power from criticism when they commit any act of corruption and any other acts of crime."

Indonesian students expelled from school face treason charges for joining a protest on Papua

"Khairun University should support academic freedom and free expression, not expel students peacefully expressing their views."

Human rights defenders and journalists under attack in Southeast Asia

The past two weeks saw several disturbing cases of arrests, convictions, and raids targeting human rights activists and journalists in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Al Jazeera, Malaysiakini, and Code Blue news websites probed for critical reporting in Malaysia

"The government...should be working to earn the confidence and trust of voters, particularly given how it came to power this March."

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