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Rappler's Maria Ressa, recipient of the Tully Award for Free Speech, hopes to 'keep walking until I come out the other side, and hopefully the world is right-side up'
Human rights groups slam the new cybersecurity law, saying that it is a 'pervasive' and 'totalitarian model of information control'
A new draconian law, which comes into effect January 1, requires internet companies to scrub critical content and hand over user data if Vietnam's Communist government demands it
Warning participants against 'undermin[ing] the safe and orderly conduct' of the oath-taking ceremonies for new lawyers intentionally or unintentionally limit public criticism of the court
The painting, which was the work of a local high school student, was posted on Citylife Chiang Mai's Facebook page to promote a rally urging authorities to tackle a toxic haze that plagues the northern city annually
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The 18-year-old high school student is found guilty of violating the country's internet law by making defamatory and slanderous comments online. Judges also ordered him to pay 10 million rupiah ($700) in fines.
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The House committee on constitutional amendments seeks to amend Article III, Section 4, to provide constitutional protection only for the 'responsible exercise' of free speech
The New York-based rights group says that while Singapore is an economic success, it is time to relax tough regulations which are not in line with international human rights standards
Veteran reporter Ed Lingao says about fake news online, ‘Everybody has the right to be wrong, but everybody has the responsibility to get it right’
The public forum on 'Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls and Bots' aims to help promote a better understanding of how social media and other digital platforms work
Student leaders from Polytechnic University of the Philippines clash over whether there is crackdown on campus
Internet titans that have contorted to balance free speech with odious content are standing firm this week against being used to glorify killing in the name of race
Some social media users say banning the celebrity blogger s Facebook page – whether you are a fan of her or not – is the wrong approach
Two journalists and three Vatican officials go on trial over the publication of classified documents in a case critics have attacked as having a whiff of the inquisition
Teachers writers students and other protesters converge on Dhaka University one day after a gang of suspected Islamists armed with machetes and cleavers hacked to death a publisher of secular books
Newly appointed US ambassador Glyn T Davies meets with junta leader Prayut Chan O Cha to discuss Thailand s restrictions on free speech and assembly
A UN special envoy calls on Japan to ban cartoon images featuring extreme sexualized images of children after Tokyo last year fell into line with other G7 nations by criminalizing possession of child pornography
Have some fans of AlDub and Heneral Luna gone too far in protecting their beloveds?
A Russian freelance journalist who claims she went undercover as a pro government Internet troll says she is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin s online army
We believe that the charges brought against Mr Kosin are disproportionate responses OFWs in Thailand write to the Philippine government in an open letter
India s Supreme Court says the 2009 amendment to the Information Technology Act known as section 66A is an unconstitutional curb on freedom of speech
In a surprise move hours after Lee s death Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean revokes a legal provision allowing public meetings and protests at Speakers Corner
More than 1 000 mourners gathered to pay respects and lay wreaths on murdered atheist blogger Avijit Roy
Senator Tito Sotto s bill includes broadcast and online journalists in the list of media practitioners who cannot be compelled to reveal their news sources
The forum sheds light on a number of issues the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has raised including questions on press freedom censorship and the conflict between ethics and free speech
The idea that the religious have a right not to be offended is an invitation for the many to oppress the few
Should news organizations self censor the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad or use the images in the name of free speech?
The justices are expected to decide the case at the end of their term in June
We must debate what cannot be debated Discuss what is forbidden Consider openly what is blasphemous
Turkey lifts a controversial ban on YouTube on Tuesday days after the country s top court ruled that it breached the right to free speech
The decision comes a day after the country s top court said the ban breached the right to free speech
Turkish tweets have increased since Turkey banned Twitter in the country
Health care group accused of posturing to the detriment of porn industry
A Manila court s conviction of Church critic Carlos Celdran may be the first post World War II case says his lawyer
A Chinese scholar sues the company behind Sina Weibo for closing his account with notification and keeping his money
Filipinos mark the 40th anniversary of martial law amid new threats to online speech
Device that utilizes the concept of Delayed Auditory Feedback to silence a speaker developed