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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28 August 2014

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Activist Blogger in Vietnam Gets 3 Years Behind Bars for ‘Obstructing Traffic’

A court has sentenced a prominent Vietnamese activist blogger to three years in prison for posing a “serious obstruction to traffic.” Her two other companions will join her behind bars.

13 August 2014

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Malaysian Government Threatens to Block Facebook Over “Abuse” Reports

Other legislators want to create a government registry of Facebook accounts or amend the country's Sedition Act to address online hate speech -- moves that would still threaten free speech.

5 August 2014

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Malaysia’s Longest Serving PM Repeats Call to Censor the Internet

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad says Web platforms and services are worse for online freedom than government regulation...and that the Malaysian government needs to start censoring the Web.

28 July 2014

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Thai Junta Issues New Gag Order Against Media

A new order from the Thai military government bans "criticism of operations of the [Junta], its officials, or any related individual," among other things.

11 July 2014

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Blocking Facebook: A Hot New Trend in Southeast Asia?

More and more governments in Southeast Asia are becoming aggressive in their efforts to block Facebook, especially during crisis moments. Netizens should respond by remaining vigilant.

11 June 2014

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Malaysian PM Sues News Site for Libel

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is suing Malaysiakini website for libel over reader comments on two articles that paint Najib in a negative light.

31 May 2014

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Singapore Prime Minister Sues Blogger for Defamation

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued blogger Roy Ngerng for defamation in connection to a blog article alleging that the leader was involved in corruption.