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Park Yu-ha Speaks out on Her Battle Against Censorship

Park Yu-ha Speaks out on Her Battle Against Censorship

By Kenji Yoshida
After nearly a decade of legal battles, Park was acquitted of defamation for a book that complicated the prevailing narrative on comfort women.
South Korea’s Parliament Approves Independent Investigation of Deadly 2022 Halloween Crush

South Korea’s Parliament Approves Independent Investigation of Deadly 2022 Halloween Crush

By Hyung-jin Kim
The crush that killed 159 people was one of the biggest peacetime disasters in South Korea.

The Corporate Takeover of India’s Media

The Corporate Takeover of India’s Media

By R Srinivasan
Press freedom in India has been badly hit by the gobbling up of media platforms by a few large companies.

EU, UN Reschedule Launch of Anti-human Trafficking Project in Cambodia After Questions About Venue

EU, UN Reschedule Launch of Anti-human Trafficking Project in Cambodia After Questions About Venue

By Jack Brook
The event was scheduled to take place at a hotel owned by the L.Y.P. Group conglomerate, which also owns a casino with links to forced scamming operations.

Millions of Afghans Made Pakistan Home to Escape War. Now Many are Hiding to Escape Deportation.

Millions of Afghans Made Pakistan Home to Escape War. Now Many are Hiding to Escape Deportation.

By Riazat Butt and Adil Jawad
Some 600,000 Afghans have returned home since last October, when the crackdown began, meaning at least a million remain in Pakistan in hiding.
Transitional Justice in South Korea: A Turn to the Courts?

Transitional Justice in South Korea: A Turn to the Courts?

By Andrew Wolman
It seems as if the era of truth commissions may be winding down. What next for Korea’s transitional justice project? 

Fines for Critics in the Aftermath of Kazakhstan’s Terrible Spring Floods

Fines for Critics in the Aftermath of Kazakhstan’s Terrible Spring Floods

By Catherine Putz
A Kazakh journalist was charged with "petty hooliganism” for using profanity in his complaint about media being barred from accessing flood zones.
Where to Next in Australia’s Battle With Elon Musk and X?

Where to Next in Australia’s Battle With Elon Musk and X?

By Terry Flew
The Australian government’s battle with Elon Musk and X over violent content appears admirable, but will it change anything for those vulnerable to its harm?

Balochistan as a Major Departure Point for Human Smuggling

Balochistan as a Major Departure Point for Human Smuggling

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
An estimated 80,000-100,000 Pakistanis – those smuggled as well as the trafficked – cross international borders illegally annually.

Violence Against Women Is a Wicked, and Urgent, Problem for Australia

Violence Against Women Is a Wicked, and Urgent, Problem for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Were Islamist extremists or white supremacists murdering someone every four days – the rate at which Australian women are being killed so far in 2024 – it would be deemed a national emergency.

As US Tech Firms Bow to China’s Censorship, Chinese Users Risk Everything to Defy It

As US Tech Firms Bow to China’s Censorship, Chinese Users Risk Everything to Defy It

By Yaqiu Wang
Apple continues to remove the tools that ordinary citizens rely on for unfettered speech, even as some use any means possible to speak up.
TikTok’s Rocky Road in Central Asia

TikTok’s Rocky Road in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
TikTok has faced pressure across Central Asia, with governments often citing the protection of children to justify restriction. 

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