Stories about East Asia from September, 2019
A new book by a Japanese investigative reporter exposes deadly working conditions at a giant Amazon facility just outside of Tokyo.
Reporters Without Borders slams China's white paper on human rights as "a smokescreen" to mask the country's "horrendous record" with regard to human rights and press freedom.
'This is a plea for universal human rights, for democracy and for the freedom to choose…'
Myanmar's wild elephants are under serious threat from poaching, with elephants being killed at the alarming rate of one a week.
The protest actions in Southeast Asia highlighted various issues such as the impact of large-scale mining, haze pollution, and continuing dependence on fossil fuels.
Broken bones, internal bleeding: Hong Kong police used ‘reckless, indiscriminate’ tactics during protests, says Amnesty
"...police officers meted out violence prior to and during arrests, even when the individual had been restrained. The use of force was clearly excessive, violating international human rights law."
Doxxing is all the rage in Hong Kong and Serbia, an Indian judge delivers a win for internet rights, and Facebook debuts plans for its oversight board.
"If we cannot make space and listen to the person that says no, then democracy dies. It’s that fundamental."
The state-run TV helped publicise doxxing site hkleaks.ru, which targeted pro-democracy lawmakers, student activists and journalists in Hong Kong.
Every corner of Japan features examples of postmodern architecture.
"When the outbreak of this disease happened, there was an increase in both national and international aid for them. But later on, it seems quiet."
Meet Ko Pho La, a bamboo shoot harvester living in Kyee Bin Village in Irrawaddy Region.
"If the marginalized are underserved by the mass media establishment, they must be allowed to be their own voice."
Much of the coverage of Typhoon Faxai has focused only on how people in Tokyo, Japan's nexus of business, government, and media, were affected.
For over a week, Hong Kong protesters have been vandalizing the city’s subway stations amid rumours that three protesters are missing after clashes with the police.
Tens of thousands of Hongkongers are participating in flash mob performances of the new protest song “Glory to Hong Kong” in the streets and in shopping malls across the city.
The prime minister is suing The Online Citizen over an article that tackled the leader’s public feud with his siblings.
Netizen Report: Two years after fleeing military attacks in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees face mobile blackout in Bangladesh
Refugees lose mobile access in Bangladesh, a Hong Kong web forum weathers a DDoS attack, and Turkey expands internet regulations.
Hong Kong Reddit-like LIHKG faces unprecedented DDoS attacks redirected from Chinese Internet companies
Massive web traffics are redirected through two Chinese companies to pro-democracy web forum LIHKG from all over the world.
The anti-extradition protests are shaping a more resilient generation of student activists.
Myanmar hopes to complete its migration from its use of Zawgyi font to the adoption of a unified system of fonts that conform to the international standard called Unicode.