Stories about East Asia from April, 2017
Under China's "stability control" measures, it is increasingly common for netizens who are critical of the government to be summoned or detained by police.
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
"This is a ridiculous and oppressive order but I don't want any innocent people being targeted just because they follow my journalism," wrote former Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall.
"There is no point in disputing your app store decision with respect to mainland China…but Hong Kong and Taiwan [...] operate under independent legal systems."
Singapore plans to update its Broadcasting Act, Philippine House Speaker is proposing to regulate social media, and Cambodian officials are mimicking Donald Trump by calling unfavorable news "fake".