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Bloggers bear brunt of Asia online censorship

Bloggers across Asia face criminal charges and significant prison time for their postings, highlighting the increasingly restrictive levels of online censorship in the region. In Vietnam, Pham Minh Hoang, a university teacher and blogger, was sentenced to three years in prison as well as three years of house arrest on Wednesday on a charge of […]

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Thai webmaster sentenced to 13 years in jail for insulting the monarchy

Thai webmaster, Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul, was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a criminal court in Bangkok on 15 March in connection with material posted on the website, Nor Por Chor USA, in March 2010. Nor Por Chor USA is reportedly affiliated with the anti-government Red Shirt movement. According to Thai police, three comments deemed […]

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IPI calls on Thai government to launch full, transparent investigation into killing, wounding of journalists

As a tenuous peace returns to the Thai capital Bangkok after violent clashes between ‘Red Shirt’ protestors and the army last week, the International Press Institute (IPI) today called on the government to launch as a matter of urgency a full and transparent investigation into the killing and wounding of journalists during the violence. On […]

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Italian journalist reported killed, at least three other journalists injured, as riots sweep Bangkok

An Italian photojournalist is reportedly among at least five people killed on Wednesday in Bangkok. The Thai capital has seen widespread rioting in the aftermath of a crackdown by government security forces which led to the surrender of at least four rebel commanders earlier today. “We do not know who killed him”, said Tulsathit Taptim, […]

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