Latest posts by Mong Palatino
5 March 2014
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
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
The Philippine Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of an online libel policy, disappointing and angering media freedom advocates
11 February 2014
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."
7 February 2014
Media freedom advocates call for a revision of Indonesia's 'draconian' Internet law after a local Twitter celebrity was found guilty of defaming a politician.
14 January 2014
A weekly magazine was suspended in Malaysia after it ran a story on the Prime Minister's spending habits. In response, journalists took to the streets to denounc media censorship.
23 December 2013
The Breakfast Network socio-political news site ceased operations in Singapore after rejecting new state licensing requirements. The issue has revived debate on Singapore's so-called "light touch" Internet regulation.