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Mong Palatino · September, 2012

activist and two-term member of the philippine house of representatives. blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest.

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Latest posts by Mong Palatino from September, 2012

30 September 2012

Vietnam: Government Jails Three ‘Dissident’ Bloggers

Three Vietnamese bloggers have been convicted by a local court for allegedly spreading anti-government propaganda. One of them will serve a prison term of 12 years. Human rights groups immediately...

Laos: Low Power Rates but Many People Still in the Dark

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21 September 2012

Thailand’s Lese Majeste Law: ‘A Strange Legislation that Needs Reform’

Article 112 of Thailand’s criminal code is often described as the world’s harshest Lese Majeste (anti-royal insult) law. The controversial law is often invoked to censor web content and shut...

19 September 2012

Philippines: ‘Anti-Cybercrime Law Threatens Media Freedom’

The Philippines has recently passed an anti-cybercrime law which aims to protect the security and rights of internet users. But journalists and bloggers fear that the new law could lead...

12 September 2012

Philippines: Senate President Wants Law to Regulate Blogs

Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile admitted that he doesn’t know anything about blogs and blogging but he still proposed a law to regulate blogs after one of his colleagues...

9 September 2012

Cambodia: Mandatory Internet Surveillance Cameras

The Cambodian government is enforcing a circular drafted earlier this year which requires internet cafes to set up surveillance cameras and to register callers. The circular is seen by some...

Singapore: Media Literacy Council to Curb Internet Freedom?

To promote ‘public education on media literacy and cyber wellness’ the Singapore government has set up a Media Literacy Council. But bloggers are worried that the council could be a...

3 September 2012

Southeast Asia: Government Online Media Projects

Southeast Asian governments have been maximizing the internet space by establishing various social media profiles, one stop public service portals, and online transparency tools.

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