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  • This article is a republication of the June 21, 2020 statement of civil society organisations in Myanmar on the year-long internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states. Chit Hnin Yu from Free Expression Myanmar writes about her thoughts on the internet shutdown and the joint statement....

  • Note from the editor: After recent news related to human rights and freedom of expression in their country, Coconet members from Thailand shared the following call for solidarity addressed to the international community. We would like to share it here in full, with some links......

  • ความหวังที่จะเห็นการเปลี่ยนแปลงทางการเมืองของไทยเริ่มเกิดขึ้นอีกครั้งในช่วงต้นปี 2563 จากการเคลื่อนไหวของคนรุ่นใหม่หลังศาลรัฐธรรมนูญวินิจฉัยยุบพรรคอนาคตใหม่เมื่อวันที่ 21 กุมภาพันธ์ ได้จุดไฟกระแสความไม่พอใจที่มีต่อรัฐบาลของ พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา ที่ดำรงตำแหน่งนายกรัฐมนตรีมาตั้งแต่เหตุการณ์รัฐประหารปี 2557 จนนำไปสู่กระแสกิจกรรมแฟลชม็อบ (Flash mob) ที่ดำเนินไปเป็นไฟลามทุ่งโดยกลุ่มนักศึกษาในหลายสถ...

  • Hope for political change in Thailand has grown stronger in 2020 after a wave of student protests across the country followed the constitutional court’s dissolution of the opposition Future Forward Party. This wave of protests, dubbed the “youthquake” phenomenon, is reflective of the political awareness among the Thai youth. Despite the ban on public assembly, the youth have taken to platforms onl...

  • Awal bulan Juni 2020, Pengadilan Tata Usaha Negara (PTUN) menyatakan Pemerintah Indonesia, dalam hal ini Presiden RI dan Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informasi (Menkominfo), telah melanggar hukum atas tindakan pelambatan (throttling) dan pemblokiran internet di beberapa wilayah di Papua dan Papua Barat pada tahun 2019. Kasus yang terjadi selama kurang lebih satu bulan dari tanggal 19 Agustus hingga ...

  • Earlier this month, the Jakarta State Administrative Court declared as illegal the internet shutdowns in Papua and West Papua enforced by the Indonesian government in 2019. The case on the month-long shutdown, from August 19 to September 28 last year, was filed by a coalition of civil society groups working in Southeast Asia. The victory of the Press Freedom Defender Team over the lawsuit against ...

  • Songs in the local language of the Marapu community in East Sumba, Indonesia, have become a bridge for the Marapu community to directly communicate and receive information and relevant health recommendations from the World Health Organisation and national and local governments in a culturally familiar and appropriate context....

  • The military strategy to fight the AA and other rebel groups in the country can be summarized into cutting off four key areas: recruitment, food, budget, and information. The fourth part, information, means to censor news and media about the Arakan conflicts....

  • May 3 marks World Press Freedom Day, a day to commemorate the importance of freedom of the press. This year's theme, "journalism without fear or favour", is particularly apt considering the world today, when reporting on the coronavirus has become "the new scapegoat for media censorship"....

  • On the evening of April 22, 2020, researcher Ravio Patra was arrested in Jakarta, Indonesia, not long after an attempt to protect his safety due to a WhatsApp privacy breach. His work has captured the interest of many, notably his most recent critique on the sparse handling of COVID-19 by the Jokowi administration....

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