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Malaysian govt cracks down on dissenters

Authorities dust off a forgotten piece of legislation to bring critics to heel, as govt tries to cement grip on power

Zoom suspends US-based activists’ account after Tiananmen event

Activists say Zoom was essential for reaching Chinese audiences to commemorate Tiananmen Massacre

Malaysian authorities resume ‘rights-abusing practices’ of the past

Malaysians should be able to criticize their govt without fear of facing police questioning and possible criminal charges, rights group says

Hong Kong’s free media fears being silenced by China’s national security...

Situation is like being under the blade of a guillotine, says Jimmy Lai, publisher of pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper

Hong Kong demand for VPNs surges on heels of China’s plan...

The former British colony enjoys unrestricted internet access, unlike on the mainland where the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter are blocked

Press freedom under siege in the Philippines

Weaponizing the law to stifle dissent and contrary opinions erodes the very foundations of a democratic system

Philippine Catholic bishops call on govt to resolve ABS-CBN issue

Some 11,000 workers affected by shutdown, network’s bid to renew franchise now lies in the hands of Congress

Killing a network in the Philippines

Crippling of ABS-CBN an attack on press freedom and people’s right to access free, independent information

Philippine’s largest broadcaster ordered off air by govt

ABS-CBN has been the target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades, accusing the network of irresponsible reporting

Media groups call for release of jailed journalists in Asia

Many jailed journalists have been held in detention without trial for lengthy periods and are suffering from ill health, media watchdog says

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