What is common to Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohammed and Kapil Sibal, India’s Communications and Information Technology minister? Simply put – both share a liking for smothering views that are not palatable. Let us break down issues for which the two are ‘trending’. India is slowing down, says Mahathir, because it is...
A day after news of China’s dismay at its “overly entertaining” reality TV was released, Chinese officials’ dissatisfaction with the media continues unabated. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese officials have publicly called for “stricter control of social media.” From AP: China plans to limit reality TV shows and other light entertainment fare...
By Saksith Saiyasombut The rising awareness of Thailand’s draconian lèse majesté law is gaining scrutiny from the international community after several countries have questioned and criticized Article 112 of Thailand’s criminal code during a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Every four years, all members of the United Nations...
The ShadowLands is no stranger to struggling with bureaucracy on the subject of climate change. Back in 2008 we battled to have a submission published as part of their consultation process for the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. All of the sordid details of our correspondence are here. What proved to be the masterstroke was...
The director of Burma’s authoritarian state censorship board – the Press Scrutiny and Registration Department – gave a rare interview to the Washington DC based Radio Free Asia (Burmese Branch) Saturday. Tint Swe, a retired major and head of PSRD, said that he believes press freedom will come in accordance with democratic norms within an...
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