Stories about East Asia from August, 2018
In July 2018, Chinese state internet regulators received 6.7 million reports of illegal and false information.
Netizen Report: It’s not just Myanmar — ethnic hate speech runs rampant on social media in Cameroon, India
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
"Dozens of Timorese conducted a candle-light vigil in remembrance of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his contribution to the Independence process of East Timor."
The summer months of July and August in Japan are famed for their fireworks, known as 'hanabi' (花火) in Japanese. Here are some photos.
"If people see my work and start noticing that things aren’t fair, I’ve achieved my aim."
"The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been too slow to prevent misinformation and hate on Facebook."
On July 16, 2018 netizens around the world marked the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Akira, a groundbreaking film that revolutionized animated movies forever.
The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club is under fire for organizing a talk by independence activist Andy Chan.
"If this happens again I will feel more powerless knowing there's probably nothing I can do, and nothing the police will do."
"We hope to see a genuine departure from the old oppression, and a transition into a Malaysia where all ideas can be discussed peacefully and our constitutional rights exercised maturely."
China has claimed that Western media is biased against China. We tested that claim using two data analysis tools.
If Google goes back to China, it will be on the government's terms. What will that mean for human rights?
Google may be prepared to compromise human rights principles for the Chinese market. But it will still depend on the Chinese government to grant its entry.
"Mothers and fathers who are always doing grocery, I'm asking your help to #BoycottNutriasia. Here are their brands."