activist. two-term member of philippine house of representatives. southeast asia editor of global voices
Latest posts by Mong Palatino
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.
"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."
"We condemn the abuse of the law to harass independent media and critics. We denounce the lack of independence of the Singapore Elections Department."
"Muay bravely stood up to protect the environment. Muay does not deserve to be let alone imprisoned from taking this stand."
"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."
The protest featured the unfurling of a banner that read: “Is the internet being shut down to hide war crimes and killing people?”
"This proposed law is to protect those in power from criticism when they commit any act of corruption and any other acts of crime."
"Khairun University should support academic freedom and free expression, not expel students peacefully expressing their views."
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.
"The government...should be working to earn the confidence and trust of voters, particularly given how it came to power this March."