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· November, 2013

Stories about East Asia from November, 2013

30 November 2013

China: Ai Weiwei's Flower Protest

29 November 2013

Hospitals Paralyzed by Nationwide Walkout of Doctors in Indonesia

‘Stop Criminalizing Doctors!’ was the cry of doctors who conducted a walkout in Indonesia against a Supreme Court ruling which found three doctors guilty of malpractice.

28 November 2013

South Korea: A Thousand Buddhist Monks Join Protests Against Election Manipulation

Tokyo Governor Money Scandal Turns Graphic Meme

Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.

Global Voices Meetup in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Rising Voices

Join us for peer learning and exchange at the next Global Voices Meetup in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on December 1, 2013 at the Sithi Hub.

South Korea: Ordinary Citizen's Extraordinary Feat in Revealing Election Manipulation

Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards

South Korea Retaliates Against Outspoken Catholic Priest with ‘Pro-North’ Accusations

A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.

27 November 2013

Thailand Catching Fire as Anti-Government Protests Intensify

More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings

26 November 2013

Chinese Local Media Silent on Deadly Qingdao Explosion

"Censorship will always exist, but the media's real strength of character can always find a way to show its courage and conscience."

Fashion Show in Japan Takes on Violence Against Women

Indonesia-Australia Diplomatic Tension Escalates Over Wiretapping

A diplomatic row erupted between Australia and Indonesia after a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Australia has been conducting spying operations against some Indonesian leaders

Wanted Tiananmen Activist Rebuffed in Attempt to Surrender to China Again

Wu'er Kaxi turned himself to the Hong Kong government in the airport and asked for extradition to mainland China as a fugitive. But he was expelled to Taiwan shortly after.

25 November 2013

South Korea's Spy Agency, Military Sent 24.2 Million Tweets to Manipulate Election

A recent investigation revealed that the latest presidential election manipulation was done systematically and on a massive scale. The South Korean Twittersphere is buzzing with angry comments.

Tiananmen Student Activist Asks Hong Kong Government to Arrest Him

Hong Kong Slutwalk 2013

23 November 2013

Is South Korea Encouraging Portal Sites to Self-Censor?

The South Korean government has announced plans to allow large portal sites to censor or delete user comments that are deemed libelous or slanderous.

After Haiyan Disaster, Philippines Calls for Relief and Justice for Climate Change Victims

As the Philippines continues to ask for global aid in the wake of the devastating impact of typhoon Haiyan, many Filipinos are also asking world leaders to tackle climate change

Twitter Farce Follows Revelations of Australia Spying on Indonesian President

A political strategist eats his words after using Twitter to comment on the stand off between Australia and Indonesia over spying revelations.

Video: Hong Kong Country Parks’ Naturescapes

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