February 14, 2020
Pakistan’s Efforts to Silence Dissenters Amplifies Their Causes
By Daud Khattak
In the age of social media, labeling people traitors, infidels and foreign agents doesn’t necessarily inspire the self-censorship it once did.
November 07, 2019
Australian Whistleblower to Represent Himself at Trial
By Associated Press
David William McBride stands accused of leaking classified documents to the Australian press.
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?
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.
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.
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.
January 23, 2017
Defending Free Speech in ASEAN
By David Hutt
There have been some troubling regional developments on the issue of late.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2015
Chinese Media Enters Charlie Hebdo Debate
By David Volodzko
Xinhua News weighs in on the question of free speech and satire.