Latest posts by Mong Palatino
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."
"We are an innocent island in a lake in Laguna and we have nothing to do with Titans."
"If we oppose the dictatorship, they might shoot us. But we have to oppose dictatorship. It’s our duty. That’s why so many people are coming out today against them."
'It can be expected that the true aim of the bill is to repress freedom of expression online and ban social networks.'
"People are disheartened by the news and mostly sharing information about each other’s whereabouts and safety measures. We have all seen this coming but it’s surreal when it actually happens."
"Members of the public should not be treated as enemies and be dealt with by military personnel."
"Although her sentence was reduced to 43 years, it’s still too harsh & unnecessary cruel. Should a defamation case land someone several decades in jail?"
"It is shocking that they violated Twitter's terms by acquiring an account of a person that had no shame with their racism, misogyny, anti-baldness."