The background is that on May 28 Facebook was unavailable in Thailand for around one hour. This was claimed to be because of technical issues and not that it was specifically blocked, but then mysteriously Facebook was then available again for all. Most people fell into line and modified previous statements to follow
Over the past few years, as the military junta has loosened its grip on the country, Burma’s people have flocked online to sites like Facebook. But while many have used these sites to express their thoughts and feelings for the progression of the country, there has also appeared a dark underside to what is being said online.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam has upheld a two-year jail sentence against a well-known dissident blogger for posting online criticism of the communist government.
Thailand’s military junta has set up watchdogs to monitor all kinds of media for content that is deemed as “inciting hatred towards the monarchy” or providing “misinformation” that could potentially complicate the work of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), as the junta calls itself.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry has acknowledged it used a stand-in to portray a captured runaway soldier to deceive journalists as the real fugitive was taken to a hospital following a failed suicide attempt.
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