· October, 2016

Stories about East Asia from October, 2016

Leaked Xinjiang Police Report Describes Circumvention Tools as ‘Terrorist Software’

The report describes using VPNs as an indicator of criminality, or a “pre-criminal” behavior, perhaps a harbinger of tighter restrictions to come.

Chinese Netizens See Human Rights Violations in Child Protection Bill

The new regulations attempt to protect children by requiring hardware companies to install surveillance software on their devices, and by promoting treatments for "Internet addiction."

Journalists Call on Timor-Leste PM to Drop Defamation Complaint Against Reporters

Around the world, reporters are trying to get the prime minister of Timor-Leste to abandon a criminal complaint against two journalists who say he was involved in government corruption.

Chinese Propaganda Authorities Promote Clinton-Trump ‘Love Song’ Spoof Videos

Since they can't stop people from following the news, propaganda authorities are focusing on the more absurd aspects of the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.Since they can't stop...

Indonesia Drafts New Ban on Cyberbullying, But Activists Say They're the Target

"The cyber law is used as an effective tool to spread fear against voices who want to unmask injustices in this country."

Chinese Authorities Shutter ‘Gongshi’ Intellectual Website, Leading Netizens to Ask: Is This ‘The End of Consensus'?

"The authorities want us to shut down the website, saying that the platform had spread wrong ideas. With dismay, we shut down. This is my report."

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