Stories about East Asia
Rumours of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s potential resignation have swirled on Chinese social media in the past two weeks and prompted a lot of speculations among overseas Chinese dissidents.
A petition was launched proposing amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code to allow marriage registration between two people of any gender.
"I urge UN staff to help get information on whether my 11 relatives are alive and, if so, where are they and why and how they were punished?"
"It is difficult for voters to be confident in election proceedings marred by machine errors and breakdowns."
This World Press Freedom Day, we review the human rights violations, free speech barriers, and media abuses in Papua, which has been annexed by Indonesia for almost 60 years.
"The intensity of the information that you encounter in museums and libraries—or the sudden quiet of a garden—can trigger an autonomic response in your gut."
For acclaimed journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, winning a Nobel Peace Prize offers no protection
For Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Russian editor Dmitry Muratov, winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has not provided protection from their attackers and state threats as they continue their investigations.
Hong Kong’s ranking was dragged down by the enactment of the National Security Law and the prosecutions of journalists.
Despite privacy concerns, the location data has unexpectedly exposed the whereabouts of pro-government opinion leaders and patriotic trolls.
"Uthaya Sankar SB’s arrest for his social media post highlights the limits of free expression in Malaysia on issues such as religion."
"You can love Japan, and be proud to be Japanese, without defending this history of fascism."
Mainstream media outside Myanmar have failed to report on pro-Junta narratives.
Launched in 1995, the Awards is one of the most important platforms to celebrate and honour human rights journalism from around Asia.
A six-minute video on the lockdown in Shanghai had gone viral and sparked large-scale online protests after the Chinese censor handed down a comprehensive content removal order on April 22, 2022.
Ramos-Horta, a leader in the independence process, received 62 percent of the votes, securing a victory over current president Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres, who received 38 percent in the second round of elections on April 19.
"These activists bravely stood up against the military coup, but the world seems to have forgotten about them."
"Harassment, intimidation, and imprisonment are just some of the tactics Vietnam uses to silence environmental activists."
The former Yoshinoya executive's remarks are just one example of the deeper problem of misogyny that plagues Japanese society.
John Lee is on track to be elected the next chief executive by the 1,462 Election Committee members.
Myanmar has faced surveillance and censorship in its digital spaces since it opened the internet to the public in the early 2000s.
Unverified claims that a popular herbal medication prevents COVID-19 triggers online backlash in China
While Shanghai residents are struggling with food shortages, they have an abundant supply of “Lianhua Qingwen”.