Asia Media

16-year-old faces charges for offensive video: Where Amos Yee went wrong

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015 5:00AM UTC

“Lee Kuan Yew is dead! Finally!” blared the 17-year-old teenager, Amos Yee, in his nasal voice. Dressed in a faded yellow T-shirt, the teen continues in his pseudo-American accent: Why hasn’t anyone said f**k yeah, the guy is dead. Lee Kuan Yew was a horrible person.

Police say blogger is hacked to death in Bangladesh

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 5:31PM UTC

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say a blogger has been hacked dead in Bangladesh’s capital by three men and that two of the suspected attackers have been caught near the scene.

AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 4:07PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press has called for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.

Caught in the middle: An interview with blogger Jeraldine Phneah

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 5:05PM UTC

Two days before Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away, on March 21, Jeraldine Phneah published a post titled, “A Middle Ground Perspective on Lee Kuan Yew’s death”. In her article, Ms Phneah, a 24-year-old lifestyle blogger, wrote that she would feel sad, “but not extremely so” about Mr Lee’s death. She explained that Mr Lee did not deserve all the credit for Singapore’s success, that Mr Lee had lived a good life for 91 years, and that he did not exactly “sacrifice a lot” for Singapore.

Conference discusses present and future direction of Burma’s ethnic media

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:27PM UTC

Ethnic media organisations, journalists and donors made the long journey to the remote Chin State capital Hakha, for the BNI (Burma News international) ethnic media conference from 18th to 20th March.