Today at 10.00 AM (Bangkok time) the Thai Criminal Court will give its verdict against Chiranuch “Jiew” Premchaiporn, the webmaster of the news website Prachatai. Chiranuch is being prosecuted for failing to delete 10 comments made by others that are deemed insulting to the monarchy not quickly enough. She has been arrested in 2009 and...
By Saksith Saiyasombut “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” (Three Witches, Act I, Scene I) The Tragedy of Macbeth is a famous play by William Shakespeare that tells the story of a man and a woman on their bloody path to the throne of Scotland and their violent downfall, driven by arrogance, paranoia and death. The...
No one in India’s official establishment is comprehending the damage being done to its democratic credibility by the ham-handed manner in which content regulation of the Internet is being sought. Even in the mid-1990s when there were no laws worth their name to control the explosion of satellite television channels, the scenario had not resembled...
State-funded network censors film on Uighurs, reports Asia Sentinel Australia is forever lecturing other countries, particularly small ones like Fiji, on rights and freedoms so it is particularly shocking to learn of the censorship practiced by the state-funded Australia Network to please China, largest buyer of its minerals. The domestic Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) may...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State-controlled media say a Vietnamese journalist who exposed police corruption has been arrested on suspicion of giving a bribe that he then wrote about in his newspaper. The Thanh Nien newspaper says Hoang Khuong was taken into custody on Monday. It says Khuong, a reporter for the Tuoi Tre newspaper, posed...
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