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Stories about East Asia

31 October 2014

Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then Killed

More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.

30 October 2014

Thailand's High School Civic Activism in a Time of Martial Law

A group of high school students in Thailand is organizing a series of protests, demanding education reforms from the military-led government.

29 October 2014

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

28 October 2014

As Taiwan Considers Marriage Equality, Tens of Thousands Attend Pride Parade

Hope was in the air at the colorful 2014 LGBT Taiwan Pride Parade, where two participants in particular wrote on their T-shirts that the looked forward to getting married.

Taiwanese Facebook Users Are Tagging a Death Row Inmate in Their Travels to Demand Justice

Cheng Hsin-Tse was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of a police officer. Due to the lack of hard evidence, his supporters want a review of his sentence.

27 October 2014

Japan’s Cabinet Members Are ‘Falling Like Dominoes’ to Corruption Scandals

The month of October has seen a tidal wave of allegations against members of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet. Has Abe lost control of the narrative?

‘Hunger Games’ Salute Gives Hope to Democracy Activists in Thailand

Attendees at a cremation of a former public official made a three-finger salute which was last used by activists denouncing the coup and loss of democracy in Thailand.

26 October 2014

Thai Students to Hong Kong Protesters: ‘Do Not Give Up’

It is illegal in Thailand today to organize or join rallies, but a group Thai students expressed their support for Hong Kong's protesters in a special Google Hangout discussion.

21 October 2014

Why Talking About Pizza Can Land You in Trouble in Thailand

The Pizza Company hotline 1112 has become a code word to refer to Article 112, or the anti-royal insult provision in the criminal law.

20 October 2014

Cambodia's Police Are in the Market for Water Cannon Trucks ‘to Be Used Against Demonstrations’

Human rights groups fear the water cannon trucks will be used to suppress the strike of garment workers.

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