Governments & policy
Governments and regulatory issues at the intersection of media and tech
Sri Lanka’s president made some big promises on press freedom when he came to power. But has he followed through?Three years into Maithripala Sirisena’s tenure, it’s a mixed bag.
A new site is tracking cases brought against journalists under Myanmar’s notorious 66(d) anti-defamation lawThe #SayNoTo66D coalition wants to end the country's biggest legal threat to free speech.
Australia, one of Asia-Pacific’s rare defenders of press freedom, may soon have a law that silences journalists.Communicating or handling of sensitive government information could soon be punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
With the order to shut Rappler, the Philippine government puts its new weapon against the media on full display.The government is now attacking corporate structures.
How pro-Duterte bloggers went from the margins to the mainstream of Philippine politics on the back of fake news.Alleged 'keyboard trolls' and the twisting of facts have played a key role in the Duterte presidency.
Malaysia’s Sinar Project shines a light on the murky world of government data.While their work aims to help journalists expose big stories, some local media outlets have been reluctant to do so in a repressive media environment.
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