Reporters Without Borders
In order to become a digital economy, Lao will need change and a lot of political will.
50 percent of ASEAN countries performed poorly in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index.
RSF said Beijing is "exporting" its methods of censorship and control of information to other countries.
These trends can be reversed, but only if we agree on the causes of democratic backsliding and target our solutions accordingly.
According to the human rights watchdog organisation, Freedom House, ASEAN nations are either “not free” or “partly free” in terms of press freedom, which is heavily repressed by the authorities.