Category : Asia and Pacific

GreatFire: Chinese authorities don’t understand how the internet works

Digital activism group GreatFire talk about developments in China's approach to internet censorship.

Six sites blocked by China’s Great Firewall

Here are six sites that are regularly blocked by China's Great Firewall

Mamadali Makhmudov: Writing the truth, only truth

Arrested twice and imprisoned for 14 years, writer Mamadali Makhmudov was released in 2013 after an international outcry. He continues to be blacklisted and his works are silenced.

Malaysia: Cartoonist arrested for second time in three weeks

Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, aka Zunar, was arrested on Saturday 17 December during a fund-raising event to recoup losses related to the seizure of 20 of his artworks.

Malaysia: Cartoonist Zunar arrested on charges of sedition

Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, aka Zunar, was arrested on 26 November under the Sedition Act for his cartoons which are deemed insulting to the country's prime minister Najib Razak.

Malaysia: Cartoonist Zunar attacked by “pro-government thugs”

Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, a Malaysian political cartoonist, continues to face harassment from the government and its supporters due to his work.

Malaysia imposes travel ban on award-winning cartoonist

Award-winning Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, who faces up to 43 years imprisonment for tweeting his cartoons criticising his country’s leaders reported on 17 October that he has had a travel ban imposed blocking him from travelling outside the country.

Leading Nepal editor speaks out about independent media facing censorship in South Asia

After 29 years of circulation, Himal Southasian, which claims to be the only analytical and regional news magazine for South Asia, will cease to publish as of November 2016.

Bolo Bhi will continue to fight Pakistan’s cyber crimes law

Bolo Bhi is continuing its fight against Pakistan's recently enacted cyber crimes bill.

GreatFire: Tear down China’s Great Firewall

In April 2016 the US government called China’a Great Firewall a barrier to trade. It came in the months following the US criticising China over its cyber spying on American

Richard Neville, co-founder of Oz magazine, dies aged 74

Richard Neville, who co-founded the 1960s counterculture magazine Oz, has died. The satirical magazine poked fun at socially-conservative Austrailia and tackled taboo subjects