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Thai magazine editor in trouble over anti-pollution posting

Apr 3, 2018

A magazine editor has apologized to a governor in northern Thailand after he threatened her with criminal charges for posting on Facebook a painting of ancient kings wearing pollution masks

Bali's Day of Silence shuts airport, clears beaches, streets

Mar 17, 2018

Normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island

Thai billionaire registers new progressive political party

Mar 15, 2018

Thailand's slow move from military to civilian governance has attracted dozens of political parties to register, including one by an internet-famous billionaire who wants to challenge the traditional elite

Myanmar says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

Mar 13, 2018

Myanmar's government has rejected two reports presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law, in its repression of several minority groups

Bali to shush social media for Day of Silence

Mar 13, 2018

Bali's annual Day of Silence is so sacred that even reaching for a smartphone to send a tweet or upload a selfie to social media could cause offense

Jailed Instagram model wants to trade secrets for freedom

Mar 1, 2018

A Belarusian woman jailed in Thailand for offering sex lessons says she wants to exchange information on alleged Russian ties to the Trump campaign _ but she refuses to offer any such evidence, and it's not clear she has any

Vietnam jails blogger for anti-state propaganda

Feb 2, 2018

A doctor in Vietnam is sentenced to 4 years in prison for writings on social media that the court says tarnished the image of the country's leaders

Vietnam jails 3 activists for comments critical of state

Jan 31, 2018

A court in Hanoi has handed down jail term up to 8 years to three activists after finding them guilty of posting video clips on social media critical of the communist government

US teacher in trouble in Vietnam over offensive comments

Jan 31, 2018

Vietnamese authorities may fine an American teacher for making offensive comments about one of the country's most revered figures.

Thai student activist flees to avoid lese majeste charge

Jan 29, 2018

A student activist says in a Facebook post she fled Thailand after learning she had been charged with insulting the monarchy because she shared a BBC article about the country's new king

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