Stories about Cambodia
"The authorities should find a solution for the people, especially in this chronic land dispute that has not been solved."
While the ASEAN block referenced the “conflict in the West” and called for de-escalation, many Southeast Asian leaders are choosing to stay silent and sidestep any direct references to Russia.
“Portraits of a Pandemic” holds space for stories that portray with care and nuance the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia-Pacific.
"This verdict is a message that makes those who have constructive ideas or criticisms in relation to social issues be fearful and hesitant and will limit their freedom of expression."
"Today, everything the dammed-up rivers provided – food, water, an income from fishing – is gone."
"The work that activists undertake should be praised rather than hampered, and their voices should be listened to rather than silenced."
Officials called the group "rebellious" and claimed they were using foreign funding in efforts to topple the government.
These films feature the struggles of various communities across the Asia-Pacific region as they defend their lands, environment and cultural heritage.
On World Environment Day, a look at the Global Voices stories on climate change that have most captured our attention so far this year.
"These young people were arrested for trying to protect Phnom Penh’s largest lake and preserve it for current and future generations."
"Government surveillance cultivates an environment of fear, creating incentives for self-censorship and directly undermining the ability of journalists and human rights defenders to undertake their work."
The sport is now recognized by the World Martial Arts Association and will be included in the 2023 Southeast Asia Games,
The videos discuss the role of young internet users in combatting disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
The past two weeks saw several disturbing cases of arrests, convictions, and raids targeting human rights activists and journalists in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
Four years on, the government is still ignoring calls to set up an independent commission to investigate the murder.
"Today, I have not provided one service, and tomorrow, I’m not sure whether one will come or not. Probably finding a construction job is better."
"The Covid-19 crisis must not be used as pretext for getting rid of journalists who do not blindly toe the government line."
"We cannot let the employers give excuses to delay paying workers’ wages, because workers are in debt and they cannot make an excuse to delay their expenses."
"Punishing women for their choice of clothing is part of the root cause of violence, rather than its cure, and must be rejected.”
Despite the success of the strike, workers could face sanctions for breaching the court order which declared the protest as illegal.
"Justice seems as far away as the horizon, or like searching for a needle in the bottom of the sea. We have not yet seen the light of justice."