Stories about East Asia

2 March 2018

Here’s What We Learned from the Online Database of Vietnam’s Political Prisoners

A new data set proves that persecution of dissent increased in 2017.

10 February 2018

How Apple is Paving the Way to a ‘Cloud Dictatorship’ in China

Now Apple that has kowtowed to the CCP, how long will other tech companies be able to resist the pressure?

9 February 2018

Netizen Report: Cyber Attacks Sideline Independent Media in Azerbaijan, Philippines

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

1 February 2018

Malaysiakini News Site Will Appeal Defamation Case by Gold Mining Firm, Thanks to Crowdfunding by Readers

"This could drive media away from critically investigating and reporting issues of public interest that involved big corporations. This will further shrink the media freedom in the country."

30 January 2018

A Victim of Police Brutality in Myanmar Seeks Justice While Confronting Racist Comments on Social Media

Hate speech comments attacking the complainant based on his facial appearance, skin color, and ethnic identity became more prominent than the original issue of police brutality.

#MeToo Has Hit China's Universities, Despite Efforts of Internet Censors

After months of censorship, a student's viral account of sexual misconduct by a renowned university professor has forced the discussion into the open.

22 January 2018

Filipino Bloggers Rally to Defend Rappler News Site

"We stand against moves to silence and scare journalists, bloggers and media practitioners just because the President and his ardent supporters dislike their news and views."

19 January 2018

Reuters Journalists Covering Rohingya Conflict in Myanmar Detained for ‘Illegally Acquiring Information’

"If Myanmar is serious about democratic reforms, it must accept the right of journalists to work freely and report on topics that make those in power uncomfortable."

17 January 2018

Philippine Authorities Order Shutdown of Rappler News Site, Bringing a Blow to Press Freedom

"If this revocation stands, Rappler will effectively be shut down —the first time a news organization will be closed by government since the dictator Marcos declared martial law in 1972."

16 January 2018

How Will Macau's New Cybersecurity Legislation Impact Freedom of Speech?

The Macau Civil Servants Association (MCSA) called the proposal to monitor online data through binary code “arbitrary, disproportionate and illegal."