[Laos] From watchdog to mouthpiece?

Laos remains stagnant at the low bottom of any international democracy and media indices highlighting it as one of countries… Read More

[Myanmar] Much remains to be done

The November 2015 national elections and the landslide victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) were critical events in… Read More

[Philippines] Situation remains dangerous for the press; battle for FOI continues

Despite the liberal framework of laws and the assured protection of no less than the Philippine Constitution, press freedom in… Read More

[Malaysia] Tightening restrictions on press freedom and free expression

The past year has seen continuing pressure on the Prime Minister over corruption scandals in which he has been implicated.… Read More

[Vietnam] A dark year for bloggers

The brutal assault of blogger Nguyen Chi Tuyen (a.k.a. Anh Chi) on May 11 last year marked the commence of… Read More

Legal shackles on the media

By Chino Gaston The NLD landslide in the Myanmar parliamentary election has pitched expectations high that a new NLD government… Read More

Gagging hate speech propagators

By Bernard Cheah YANGON, Myanmar — THE LADY has finally spoken, but will she be able to make the online… Read More

The Lady’s Makeover

By Shinta Maharani YANGON, Myanmar — PEOPLE LINE up on the roadside whenever they hear she is coming and scream… Read More