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#JournalismIsNotACrime: Stand with New Naratif against harassment of independent journalists

Since July 2020, the independent news organisation New Naratif has been under attack by the Singaporean government in for allegedly breaking the Parliamentary Elections Act by boosting elections-related Facebook posts containing during the previous Singaporean election. New Naratif has stated that, “the Prime Minister’s Office is abusing the law to attack us as part of a long-standing campaign of intimidation and harassment”.

Myanmar Civil Society Statement on the draft Cyber Security Law

This statement by civil society organisations in Myanmar was originally published in Free Expression Myanmar, a Coconet community member, on February 11, 2021. It has been republished here with permission. For more timely updates on #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar, check out and follow the Twitter accounts of Coconet members Free Expression Myanmar and Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO).

Excerpt: “On the Use of Digital Identity in Asia”, a three-part series on digital IDs

Digital identification, or digital IDs, have become more common in Asia, with some countries even mandating its use for their citizens. Ho Ming-hsuan writes about the digital ID experiences of Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea – and lists various issues that need to be tackled before digital IDs can be adopted more thoroughly in the region.

Apa itu Hak Digital?

Seringkali, pertanyaan, “Apa itu hak digital” dijawab dengan “HAM di ruang digital”, atau “HAM yang tercipta melalui penggunaan teknologi dan internet”.

Thailand Prachatai

Silencing the Media Won’t Stop the Thailand Protests

The Thai government has banned four independent media outlets and a Facebook page from generating and broadcasting any news content under the premise that these organisations pose a major threat to national security. The government’s decision to ban these groups, however, is both misleading and counterproductive.

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