Latest posts by Mong Palatino
"As citizens of Myanmar, we hold the right to vote. The Myanmar government has stripped us of our citizenship and ability to participate in political life."
More than one million voters in Myanmar disenfranchised after government cancels elections in conflict areas
"There are suspicions over whether the government is trying to reduce ethnic parties’ power."
"Transparency and frequent consultation with political parties, candidates and other stakeholders are crucial to the acceptance of the results."
Global Voices interviewed Thet Min, fact-checker for ‘Real or not’ fact-checking news website, about their efforts to expose and stop disinformation in Myanmar ahead of the November 8 elections.
"This censorship seems like something the dictatorship did. They shouldn’t mess with the party’s tone. Shouldn’t there be freedom of expression?"
"I don’t need freedom just for myself, that would be too easy. I want something much greater: freedom and democracy for all of Vietnam."
"This documentary is about Vanuatu's forests, but it highlights the value of forests to people's lives the world over."
"We condemn the abuse of the law to harass independent media and critics. We denounce the lack of independence of the Singapore Elections Department."
"Muay bravely stood up to protect the environment. Muay does not deserve to be let alone imprisoned from taking this stand."
The plaque has this inscription: "People shall know, that this country belongs to the people, not the king as they lied."
"It shows the increased intolerance by the government on freedom of expression and that they are trying to cover up the crimes and corruption of the military."
The protest featured the unfurling of a banner that read: “Is the internet being shut down to hide war crimes and killing people?”
"This proposed law is to protect those in power from criticism when they commit any act of corruption and any other acts of crime."
From horticulture to Harry Potter cosplay, Thai students find creative ways to protest against repression
Students across Thailand have been organizing protests demanding “an end to the authorities’ harassment of citizens, the drafting of a new constitution, and the dissolution of parliament.”
"Khairun University should support academic freedom and free expression, not expel students peacefully expressing their views."
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.
"COVID-19 mini-wikithons provide a safe space for people to talk in their native Balinese language about their challenges and coping strategies of the pandemic in Balinese communities."
Four years on, the government is still ignoring calls to set up an independent commission to investigate the murder.
"We persist against all odds. Our existence is resistance. We're here to dismantle oppressive systems, to change the things we cannot accept.", says Filipino LGBTQ+ activist Carla Nicoyco.
"The government...should be working to earn the confidence and trust of voters, particularly given how it came to power this March."