Latest posts by Mong Palatino
"The organisers of this protest consisted of many young people, and we commend their passion and dedication for our country."
Samoa’s first female prime minister takes helm three months after former leader refused to concede defeat
"My administration is committed to returning this country to the special place dreamt of by our forefathers when they grabbed the mantle of independence almost 60 years ago."
"According to our calculations, based on a scientific reassessment of the doses received, approximately 110,000 people were infected, almost the entire Polynesian population at the time."
"Without letting me sleep, they interrogated me for three days. I requested water, which they allowed me only on the third day. I had food only on the fourth day."
"These ongoing harassments against activists, journalists, and artists attempt to silence our voice and deflect the public pressure on the prevalent cases of custodial death in the past few months."
"The work that activists undertake should be praised rather than hampered, and their voices should be listened to rather than silenced."
"We're all just waiting for the knock on the door. Sometimes you hear footsteps on the stairs, it's like they're coming for you: you have this feeling all the time."
Two organizers of the historic 1994 Manila Pride shared their reflections about the legacy of the protest and the continuing struggle to fight for LGBT+ rights
"The reinforcement of social media platforms’ registration and severe control of online information are another reflection of the digital dictatorship in Laos."
Learn more about the common acronyms used by Myanmar protesters, their meaning, and significance to the coup and the democracy movement.
"These young people were arrested for trying to protect Phnom Penh’s largest lake and preserve it for current and future generations."
"The persecution of artists such as Zunar and Fahmi stifles creative expression, chills public discourse, and undermines trust in Malaysian authorities."
"The contribution to the crowdfunding movement is an example of targeted resistance against the government's financially based persecution method against individuals."
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"The election results have already guaranteed a robust opposition party, an essential element of democracy that has been missing for a decade."
"This could block a vast amount of activities beneficial to society, while the punishment is disproportionate."
"When we see somebody, and we raise three fingers, we know the movement is still alive. There is still hope."
Malaysia’s ‘fake news’ ordinance takes effect amid continuing concern over the COVID-19 state of emergency
"This ordinance strengthens the perception that the state of emergency we are currently in is a smokescreen to curb any form of criticism towards the government of the day."
"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."