Freedom of speech

How to Control the Masses by Silencing the Press

Press freedom is at a low in Southeast Asia – and the region’s governments all seem to be following the same playbook.   By Emilie Lehmann-Jacobsen from the Diplomat   2020 was not a good year for journalism in Southeast Asia – nor for the entire Asian region for that matter. But even before COVID-19 entered …

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Three Vietnamese journalists jailed for ‘anti-state propaganda’

The verdicts are the latest in a continuing crackdown on dissent ahead of a key ruling party meeting this month.   By Al Jazeera   A court in Vietnam has found three journalists guilty of charges of spreading propaganda against the state, handing them jail sentences of between 11 and 15 years. Pham Chi Dung, …

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Vietnam: Crackdown on Peaceful Dissent Intensifies

Human Rights Watch New Wave of Arrests Ahead of the 13th Party Congress Click to expand Image Top row: Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy, Le Huu Minh Tuan. Bottom row: Pham Chi Thanh, Tran Duc Thach, Dinh Thi Thu Thuy. © Private (New York) – The Vietnamese government is intensifying a crackdown on human rights activists and dissidents …

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