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Legislators urged to overhaul draconian cyber-crime bill

Portrayed as a response to the growing threat of cyber-terrorism, the latest draft of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act falls far short of (...)

Published on 23 April 2015 Read


Thailand’s Gen. Prayut – a new “Predator of Press Freedom”

The latest outrage is Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha threat to “execute” journalists who don’t toe the line. Reporters Without Borders condemns (...)

Published on 3 April 2015 Read


Five journalists arrested in crackdown on independent media

Yesterday, the police raided the Kuala Lumpur offices of The Malaysian Insider, a news website also known as TMI, arresting managing editor (...)

Published on 31 March 2015 Read


Government’s failure to protect bloggers condemned

Police told local media that Rahman’s blog posts were the motive for the attack but did not mention any in particular. “We are appalled by this (...)

Published on 30 March 2015 Read


Call for effective protection after another blogger hacked to death

Roy, who had US and Bangladeshi dual citizenship and normally resided in the United States, had just left a book fair near the University of (...)

Published on 27 February 2015 Read


Prime minister accuses newspaper of inciting terrorism

Headlined “Fanatics raise their ugly head again,” the Daily Star article of 11 February included a photo taken in the Dhaka district of Banglamotor (...)

Published on 23 February 2015 Read


Three bloggers get jail terms for “abusing democratic freedoms”

The sentences, passed on 12 February, were clearly unjust and violated freedom of information and expression. Arrested while covering an (...)

Published on 17 February 2015 Read


Call for return of cartoon books seized in raid

The raid was carried out by members of the Criminal Investigation Department led by Assistant Superintendent Lim Ah Heng, who interrogated (...)

Published on 4 February 2015 Read

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