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Growing up in Gaza, I dreamed of freedom. Now, abroad, gripped by guilt and panic, I long for the home I once wanted to escape, where loved ones endure genocide.
"Digital rights education is essential in Timor-Leste to empower individuals to protect their privacy, promote freedom of expression, and foster digital inclusion."
Many Hongkongers overseas have opened cha chaan teng, Hong Kong-style cafes, snack shops or online food shops, due to homesickness or the need to earn a living,
"Something worth noting (and may not be readily apparent): Yang Hengjun is an Australian citizen. But to the Chinese government, he's Chinese."
On social media, many Hongkongers slammed the football exhibition as the “scam of the century” and questioned the Hong Kong government’s sponsorship decision.
"Collaboration between the public and media is essential to unveil and expose oppression and use the media to let the country and the world know what is happening."
The definition of state secrets covers secrets in major policy decisions, military, foreign affairs, economic and social development, technological and scientific development, national security operations, HK and China relation.
Rising environmental and human costs for Japan's planned "maglev," a super-fast, super-conducted bullet train set to link Tokyo to Osaka by 2045, are drawing the ire of many residents.
Chief Executive John Lee: Hostile forces would engage in propaganda work, especially online, to smear and distort the legislation.
"We have the moral obligation to remind him to stay neutral in the election and that history will not judge him kindly for interfering with the democratic process."
Wang Zhian, a Tokyo-based mainland Chinese journalist, mocked the Taiwanese election campaigns on a comedy talk show, sparking online backlash. He was then banned from entering Taiwan for five years.
"Thai netizens have turned to unique linguistic alternatives to continue freely expressing themselves online."
"Indonesia continues to fail to guarantee people’s rights to express their opinions peacefully amidst a shrinking civic space."
A longitudinal survey by Taiwan’s Academia Sinica shows that nearly two-thirds of Taiwanese respondents would develop a more positive impression of China if it ceased its military actions against Taiwan.
‘I am Taiwanese now’: Hongkongers who have moved to the democratic island cherish their right to vote
A Hongkonger who migrated to Taiwan after the 2019 anti-China extradition protest said: "I am Taiwanese now, and I hope Taiwan will improve — although I haven't abandoned my Hongkonger identity."
Taiwan election 2024: Ruling DPP fails to retain legislative majority after winning presidential race
Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has failed to retain a majority in the Legislative Yuan after winning the presidential election. Opposition parties may form a coalition and take control of the chamber.
"The government must also end reprisals against human rights defenders and allow human rights defenders and civil society organisations to operate freely and safely."
A Hong Kong man was arrested near a boarding gate at the HK International Airport last November after he was seen wearing a t-shirt with a protest slogan printed on it.
Ko has little chance of winning the presidency, his popularity and middle-way politics may place the TPP as a pivotal force in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament and future elections.
"I said, you can block my passport if you think what I am doing is really wrong. I’m not afraid."
Taiwan’s presidential election on January 13 will shape the future of the self-ruled democratic island, from relations with China and the US to domestic issues that affect 23 million people.