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.
Australian Whistleblower to Represent Himself at Trial
By Associated Press
David William McBride stands accused of leaking classified documents to the Australian press.
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
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
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?
By Luke Hunt
It has been another poor year for the subregion in the annual World Press Freedom Index.
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
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
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
By Nadeem Shad
Why we should think carefully before criticizing Singapore’s stance on Amos Yee.
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
By David Volodzko
Xinhua News weighs in on the question of free speech and satire.