Stories about East Asia

15 June 2018

Netizen Report: New rules in Cambodia and Tanzania force independent media to quiet down — or shut down altogether

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

8 June 2018

Jogging through Tiananmen Square: What happens when Facebook meets China's censorship regime?

"The floor you stepped on has been covered by blood from students who fought for democracy. But, enjoy your running in China, Mark."

24 May 2018

Malaysia’s new government urged to implement media reforms

"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."

10 May 2018

Billions served? Human rights in the Facebook era

Tracking hate speech, harassment, and political censorship on the world’s largest social network

9 May 2018

Cambodia's last independent news site sold to PR firm that worked for the ruling party

"Our editor-in-chief was fired because he stood up for independent journalism and refused to take down an article shedding light on our new publisher."

7 May 2018

‘Peppa Pig’ has gotten too naughty for China's censors

A subculture connecting the cartoon character “Peppa Pig” with “Shehuiren”, a term that refers to organized crime syndicates, has resulted in a muddy puddle for the popular porker.

24 April 2018

Why did China take its own propaganda film offline? Netizens point to US tech sanctions

Netizens suspect that the film is being restricted due to new US sanctions against ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications hardware company.

19 April 2018

Will Singapore's plan to combat ‘deliberate online falsehoods’ stifle free speech?

"…the biggest threat to the stability and growth of the democratic process in Singapore is the government’s control of the media and information."

13 April 2018

Netizen Report: Around the World, Activists Demand Answers From Facebook

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

11 April 2018

No Laughing Matter: China Shuts Down Popular Joke-Sharing App

"A country, a government, a supervision department. They are all scared of a joke-sharing application."