Latest posts by Mong Palatino
"We are asking for accountability from our members of Parliament. It doesn't matter whether they are in government or in opposition. This is a national crisis."
"They all have their strengths and weaknesses. It’s hard and I need to decide carefully because we are all choosing who will lead this country for the next five years."
"We have the moral obligation to remind him to stay neutral in the election and that history will not judge him kindly for interfering with the democratic process."
"Indonesia continues to fail to guarantee people’s rights to express their opinions peacefully amidst a shrinking civic space."
"The government must also end reprisals against human rights defenders and allow human rights defenders and civil society organisations to operate freely and safely."
"They don’t particularly like being answerable to the media and they like even less the scrutiny that comes with public office."
"The current government still attempts to restrict alternate views and the independence of media through the use of law and arbitrary practices."
"We regret that the Indonesian Parliament has passed the amendment to the ITE Law, which contains problematic articles that undermine freedom of expression and freedom of the press."
"The overwhelming support, protests and political education of the overseas Burmese community for the Spring Revolution has been critical to our victories."
"Targeting journalists — particularly those who are reporting on human rights topics — undermines freedoms of expression and the press, which threatens the public’s access to information."
"I don't want people to feel like I'm not their broadcaster. But equally if I'm not my authentic self, I can't do my job well."
"Offering residence or citizenship rights to Tuvaluans, though a compassionate response, does not halt the inexorable rise in sea levels."
"Political instability is disrupting Vanuatu’s development and service delivery to our communities across all islands."
"I want to create a piece of art that will last and that demands justice for my parents, in case I die before the revolution succeeds."
"This barbaric act reflects the broader peril of democratic discourse in the Philippines. It is a manifestation of an alarming, ongoing trend that casts a dark shadow over independent media."
"It acts as a platform where people in the media world can talk, work together, and resolve any issues that come up."
"Kean Wong’s arrest demonstrates the State’s concerted effort to suppress the public’s ability to both inform and to speak out without fear of censorship."
"Tight hugs, teary screams, holding my kids in the spring sunshine. Trees shimmy from the breeze. I can see the entirety of the sky now! Thank you Aussies."
"Thailand appears to be on a path toward regression, undoing the progress hoped for by millions."
“We reject in the strongest possible terms any effort that may be perceived as legitimizing the junta.”
"We believe that collective action is just as important — protests and rallies all around the world like this one have helped to push governments to enact stronger climate policies."