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The NBA, Blizzard, and Beyond: Free Expression, Censorship, and China’s Global Reach
October 12, 2019

The NBA, Blizzard, and Beyond: Free Expression, Censorship, and China’s Global Reach

By Ankit Panda
Are we at a tipping point for popular American perceptions of the Chinese Communist Party?

The Government of Bangladesh Needs to Stop Silencing Its Citizens
August 14, 2018

The Government of Bangladesh Needs to Stop Silencing Its Citizens

By Tasnim Nazeer
Bangladeshi citizens deserve to be heard and the government needs to accept responsibility for its failures.
The Real Problem with Malaysia’s Fake News Law
April 05, 2018

The Real Problem with Malaysia’s Fake News Law

By David Hutt
The controversy over the law belies deeper issues in the country and the region more generally.

Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?
April 28, 2017

Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?

By Luke Hunt
It has been another poor year for the subregion in the annual World Press Freedom Index.

Defending Free Speech in ASEAN
January 23, 2017

Defending Free Speech in ASEAN

By David Hutt
There have been some troubling regional developments on the issue of late.

No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India
September 10, 2016

No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Successive Indian governments appear to be abusing the country's colonial-era sedition law.

Cambodia’s ‘Cyber War’ Legislation Targets Online Critics
May 27, 2015

Cambodia’s ‘Cyber War’ Legislation Targets Online Critics

By Mong Palatino
As more Cambodians take to the Internet, the government looks to crack down on criticism.
Amos Yee, Free Speech and Lessons from Singapore
May 21, 2015

Amos Yee, Free Speech and Lessons from Singapore

By Nadeem Shad
Why we should think carefully before criticizing Singapore’s stance on Amos Yee.

Bangladesh’s Existential Fight Against Islamic Extremism
April 03, 2015

Bangladesh’s Existential Fight Against Islamic Extremism

By Sanjay Kumar
Bloggers, under increasing threat from Islamists, are the last line of defense for secularism in Bangladesh.

Chinese Media Enters Charlie Hebdo Debate
January 17, 2015

Chinese Media Enters Charlie Hebdo Debate

By David Volodzko
Xinhua News weighs in on the question of free speech and satire.

Japan: Hate Speech vs. Free Speech
August 04, 2014

Japan: Hate Speech vs. Free Speech

By Kyla Ryan
With rising anti-Korean demonstrations, could Japan rethink its position on allowing hate speech?
Cambodia’s Draft Cyber Law Threatens Free Speech
April 10, 2014

Cambodia’s Draft Cyber Law Threatens Free Speech

By Mong Palatino
A leaked draft of a bill that would fight cybercrime has activists worried.

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