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19 February 2017
Thousands Joined ‘Walk for Life’ to Protest Extrajudicial Killings and Revival of Death Penalty in the Philippines
"If the response to violence is also violence, we double the violence. We should match it with non-violence."
17 February 2017
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
16 February 2017
"Since our audience is really the three billion internet-connected individuals around the world, we need to think big about how to reach these viewers..."
14 February 2017
A news release from Japanese power utility TEPCO generated a number of headlines across Western media that were sorely missing context.
13 February 2017
10 February 2017
"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."
8 February 2017
"It is about choosing puppets, because no matter who takes office, they will obey Beijing."
"It seems more useful to crack down on underground banks and illegal channels than to just control ordinary people’s money."
7 February 2017
"...when you meet Vietnamese elders, they don’t ask how old you are as much a lot of the time as your year you were born, your zodiac year..."
4 February 2017
The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.
2 February 2017
"Our hearts are crying out for justice for the workers of HTI. Not a single worker should die in the workplace, even when a fire breaks out."
1 February 2017
"U Ko Ni is still serving the country for one last time, even after his assassination. He united almost 100,000 people of different faiths at his funeral."
30 January 2017
27 January 2017
24 January 2017
23 January 2017
The Chinese government has been blocking some VPN services in China since 2015, but the current policy has officially made unregistered VPN and web-hosting services illegal.
'Stop killing peasants who feed the nation,' reads one banner during the January 20 march organized by peasant groups and activists in the Philippines.
In some cases, children as young as five years of age share in their family’s labor when they really should be playing or studying at school.