Vietnam’s crackdown on freedom of expression continues

The little space for free expression in the Communist country continues to shrink, with at least 15 activists and dissidents having been arrested this year alone.Just recently, a Vietnamese court jailed a blogger for seven years for propagating anti-state propaganda which included articles that supported protests against a Taiwanese company that was responsible for a toxic spill last year.The accusation fell upon Nguyen Van Hoa, an environmental activist, that he instigated protests against t

11 December 2017

Press freedom remains a challenge as ASEAN turns 50

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia Nations) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in August and has come a long way since its commencement through the 1967 Bangkok Declaration. The organisation promotes economic cooperation, political stability, good governance and civil liberties – which were the founding principles on which the association has been built upon.

12 September 2017