Stories about East Asia from November, 2017
Malaysian Authorities Blocked Websites Reporting on Massive Personal Data Theft Scandal
"I believe that you have a right to know about it, in a timely manner. Authorities can’t sit on the data for weeks without letting you know on any pretense."
#StopTheCrackdownVN: Global Groups Call for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam
Human rights groups are stepping up the campaign urging the Vietnamese government to release 165 prisoners and conscience and to stop the persecution of activists and bloggers.
Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia
"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."
A Look Inside China's Propaganda Bureaucracy
How powerful is the Publicity Department of China's Communist Party? This article explores the history, functions, and expanding role of China's propaganda bureaucracy.
Netizen Report: Memes and ‘Obscene’ Messages Are Under Fire in Indonesia
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Indonesian Police Go After Social Media Users for Mocking House Speaker
"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"