The three-fingered salute that has united protestors against autocrats across southeast Asia has surprising origins in Hollywood.
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Thursday, Thailand announced the highest one-day increase in coronavirus infections in its history, with more than half from jails.
Academic freedom, like press freedom, is facing an onslaught from repressive governments throughout Asia, but this is rarely discussed.
When he ran for office, Imran Khan pledged to reform politics in Pakistan but the Pakistani army remains Pakistan’s de facto ruler.
Hong Kong is pulling democracy books from library shelves. This is taking place as China takes measures to end democracy in the city.
Myanmar’s women have been at the helm of protests against the coup that led to the removal of Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government.
Japan’s Diet is expected to pass a new piece of legislation that amends the national referendum law on constitutional reform.
The repression against democracy protests in Myanmar continues. The country’s military junta has ramped up media arrests.
India has been reduced to begging for emergency aid during the pandemic after being declared world’s future economic power.
Malaysia’s Government is Criminalizing speech. It arrested a prominent artist Friday under the notorious lese majeste Sedition Act.