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Concerns about worsening freedom of expression have been growing in Malaysia since the collapse of a reformist government in February and the return of a scandal-plagued party to power
'Kakalampagin natin ang Korte Suprema. Lalaban ulit tayo sa Kongreso,' says Katapat, echoing fellow youth groups in the country following the signing of the anti-terror law
Ridicule of the powerful is ingrained in Hong Kong's culture, aided by Cantonese, a language often riotously colorful in its insults. But that is something Hong Kongers believe Beijing is determined to stamp out.
'The ultimate and ironic bad joke is actually on us non-terrorists: the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is itself an official, legal act of terrorism'
'It behooves the Filipino people to stand for Hong Kong and to fight for our own freedom.... We must fight to preserve...the priceless opportunity to live as free men and women in our own land, and not slaves to some foreign power.'
Antifa – the name is a contraction for anti-fascist – is a secretive grouping of radical activists that has emerged in recent years
(UPDATED) In a statement police say they 'respect the right of residents to express their views peacefully, but it must be carried out legally'
The painter throws his support behind Philippine media after ABS-CBN was forced to go off-air
'Of course, they should never have been arrested or convicted in the first place,' United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says of the two Reuters journalists
In an event honoring women law enforcers, President Rodrigo Duterte says his crude remarks are meant to bring his female critics 'to the limits of despair'
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the case against Rappler 'has absolutely nothing to do with the freedom of expression'
David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, calls the charges 'a serious threat against independent and investigative journalism in the Philippines, and will have implications beyond its borders'
'It may just cause you to be more forthright with how much you’re spending when creating that content,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
(UPDATED) The Commission on Human Rights says the 'blanket act of red-tagging' of the youth may give the military license to infringe on freedoms and rights but Malacañang thinks otherwise
The new legislation allows authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that 'constitute a threat' to Egypt's national security or economy
The UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression reports on how governments have cracked down on two key elements to expression in the digital age from 2015 to 2018
(UPDATED) The concept of freedom of expression is usually tackled during the first year of law school
The vilification of the 21-year-old Alice Cheung comes as concern grows there is no longer room for open political debate in Hong Kong under pressure from Beijing
Legal experts say there will be a solid case if media groups choose to challenge the restriction in court
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Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous
Centerlaw lawyer Gilbert Andres cautions against tagging 'political opinion' as 'fake news'
For many netizens, the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke Rappler's registration is a blatant attack against press freedom and freedom of speech
'The government has the obligation to foster an enabling environment for freedom of expression by taking measures to promote media and digital literacy'
The struggle against disinformation and fake news in Southeast Asia goes hand-in-hand with the fight to keep democratic spaces online open
Sa mga panahong ito, kahit peke ang balita, basta ito’y nakasisira sa kaaway o nakatutulong sa kinakampihan, kinabibiliban pa natin ang sinungaling
'Let reason guide us, but not reason alone; let it be reason tempered with respect, responsibility, and collegiality,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion
Political experts agree that fake news and social media threaten democracy in Southeast Asia
FEU students are now free to express themselves through their choice of clothes as long as they wear their uniforms
The arrests were according to analysts a sign of the shrinking civic space not just in the country but the region as well
A United Nations report says a total of 30 journalists were killed in Somalia between August 2012 and June 2016
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India s abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society not a vibrant democracy says Human Rights Watch
UPDATED Watchdogs say the prison term for Nguyen Huu Vinh popularly known as Anh Ba Sam is unjust
4th UPDATE The Turkish press has experienced one of the darkest days in its history says the Zaman newspaper
The Council of Europe mission aims to ensure that the people of Crimea are not forgotten
The booksellers are from Hong Kong s Mighty Current publishing house known for books critical of Beijing
Teachers writers students and other protesters converge on Dhaka University one day after a gang of suspected Islamists armed with machetes and cleavers hacked to death a publisher of secular books
Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden calls Moscow s restrictions on the web a mistake in policy and fundamentally wrong as he accepted a Norwegian freedom of expression prize by videophone from Russia
The verdict comes after the region s grim people smuggling trade was dramatically laid bare this year
Senator Grace Poe s chief of staff responds to the statement of lawyer Trixie Cruz Angeles who says her statements amount to a violation of the anti graft law
Norwegian authorities could not guarantee that he could come without the risk of being extradited to the United States an official from the Newth Nouri of the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression says
The author explores the double standards hypocrisy and racism of Filipinos
They used to say [news is] boring but when they see NewzBeat they re like what s the time?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticizes foreign media amid growing concerns over an erosion of freedom of expression in Turkey under his rule
Former security contractor Edward Snowden wins a Norwegian prize for freedom of expression and receives yet another invitation to receive the award in person