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Thailand: No Internet Freedom with new Computer Crime Act

BANGKOK, Thailand – The sound of cicadas spread as the sun sets in the northeastern city of Khon Kaen. Payu Boonsophon, 23, stares down at his smart phone. He hesitates before beginning to type a message on Facebook. He knows

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Thailand’s Computer Crimes – CBC The World this Weekend

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thai netizens are outraged as amendments to the Computer Crime Act came into effect in 2017. It’s meant to take Thailand’s draconian sedition and royal defamation laws online. The current regime has made it a far-reaching act

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Myanmar’s Youthful Change – CBC The World this Weekend

YANGON, Myanmar – There has been a transition taking place in this Southeast Asian country since the end of 50 years of military dictatorship in 2012. The first fully democratic elections in 2015 brought Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for

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Myanmar’s Technology Leapfrog Into Mobile Money – PRX

YANGON, Myanmar – Burma’s democratic transition is leading to a tech transformation. Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi told youth to stop wasting time on mobile phones and online. Almost half of Myanmar’s population is under 24 years of age. Everyone

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#RightsMedia story: Obama and democracy in Tanzania, the next chapter

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Once a beacon of stability in a region of turmoil, Tanzania is an emerging economy with serious democratic flaws. On the heels of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the East African nation, many Tanzanians are left

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#Indonesia: Snapshots of #Medan.  I want to share a great passage in the book I’m reading at the moment. Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s The Mute’s Soliloquy: a memoir. From Southeast Asia to sub Saharan Africa, multinationals have been stealing resources from indigenous people since the end of colonialism. Time to learn how to stop the theft and corrupt measures used by leaders to fool the people. This book makes me defiant, as Toer spent 14 years as a political prisoner on the island of Buru.
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