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17 October 2014
Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution
Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management's self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.
The case has led some in the Philippines to call for the military agreements between their country and the United States to be scrapped.
15 October 2014
Indonesia has one of the biggest and most active social media communities in the world -- and Mark Zuckerberg wants to get in on the action.
About two million people were evacuated, and damage, while limited, was still significant in isolated and rural prefectures such as Okinawa.
Never mind that the very thing protesters are fighting for -- the right to nominate candidates -- is a feature of local elections in mainland China.
14 October 2014
Protesting Students and Teachers in Myanmar Reject Law They Claim Will Strengthen Junta-Era Schooling System
Students, teachers, and over 200 civil society organisations have joined forces against the proposed National Education Bill of Myanmar.
A babysitter is accused of killing a woman's young child while she picked up extra shifts at her job. A local politician implied that the mother is to blame.
During the past seven years, China Rural Library has partnered with local schools and government-owned libraries and set up 22 libraries across 11 provinces in China.
13 October 2014
By communicating through the internet, Tibetan exile musician Techung and internal Tibetan blogger Woeser were able to create a song that reaches across borders while calling attention to them.