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How China’s media has reported the Hong Kong protests

By Fri, Oct 03, 2014 12:57PM UTC China has been heavily censoring Weibo posts during the protests. Image taken from Weiboscope website.

It was hardly a good National Holiday to begin with: Beijing was soaked in rain, a gray sky looming low on a wet capital. It was made even worse for Chinese policymakers by Hong Kong’s present to the motherland: the biggest protest to challenge the central government since the days of Tiananmen.

‘The Irrawaddy’ news website defaced by hackers

By Fri, Oct 03, 2014 11:56AM UTC The Irrawaddy editor Aung Zaw. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — A website covering news about Burma has been defaced by hackers a few days after its director won a prestigious press freedom award.

Five years on: Asian Correspondent launches new logo

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 6:12PM UTC Asian Correspondent is 5 years old this month. Pic: AP.

Asian Correspondent today launched a new logo to reflect the growing global network of regional ‘Correspondent’ news and current affairs websites.

Why Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia is no ‘rebel architect’

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:27AM UTC Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia. Pic: Screenshot from Al Jazeera documentary.

Earlier this month, Al Jazeera broadcast a series called ‘rebel architecture’. Each episode focused on an architect who is using their profession to try and ameliorate or solve social problems.

Sri Lanka’s propaganda finds a home in Washington

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:04AM UTC Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, second right, with his brother and defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Pic: AP.

Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and brother of the president, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has recently published a lengthy article in a policy-oriented journal called PRISM. The publication of this article, particularly at a time when the Sri Lankan government has been under the microscope for alleged war crimes and ongoing human rights abuses, raises a number of questions.

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