Mong Palatino

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activist. two-term member of philippine house of representatives. southeast asia editor of global voices

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14 April 2014

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Myanmar Media Workers Protest Persecution With “Blackout”

Myanmar newspapers blacked-out their front pages to protest the jailing of journalists. Last week, journalist Zaw Pe was sentenced to one year in prison for "disrupting the work of a government official."

11 April 2014

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Cambodia’s Cyber Bill Undermines Internet Freedom From Every Angle

Cambodian netizens and human rights groups are speaking out against the government’s anti-cybercrime bill, which could lead to harsh penalties for online criticism, stricter Internet regulation, and social media censorship.

24 March 2014

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Will Singapore’s Anti-Harassment Law Curtail Free Speech?

Cyber harassment, bullying, and online stalking are now criminalized in Singapore. Will it lead to the protection of Internet users or curtailment of free speech?

5 March 2014

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Sultan of Brunei Threatens Critics of Sharia Law

Brunei will implement Sharia laws next month, disappointing many citizens and human rights groups. The sultan warned critics of possible prosecution if they continue to 'insult' the country's leaders

27 February 2014

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Draft Media Law Could Bring Censorship to East Timor

Local media groups are rejecting a draft media law in East Timor that contains provisions that threaten free expression and media workers' rights.

19 February 2014

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Philippine Supreme Court Upholds Cyber Libel Law

The Philippine Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of an online libel policy, disappointing and angering media freedom advocates

11 February 2014

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February 11: Activists Say No to “Cyber Martial Law”, Digital Surveillance in Philippines

On Feburary 11, Filipino activists and netizen groups renewed their opposition to the anti-cybercrime law which they described as a "dangerous measure that would legitimize cyber martial law in the country."