Stories about East Asia from June, 2020
In the middle of a global pandemic, access to information is even more critical than usual.
"This draft law threatens everyone, particularly vulnerable people without political connections or financial resources. "
"If we can’t hold power to account, we can’t do anything," Rappler CEO Maria Ressa said after her conviction.
Civic groups argue that the Communications and Multimedia Act is being wielded as a weapon against free speech.
Dinh Thi Thu Thuy faces from five to 12 years in jail if she is convicted for disseminating critical Facebook posts.