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Mong Palatino

activist and two-term member of the philippine house of representatives. blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest.

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6 October 2014

The Struggling Free Press in Myanmar

US President Obama Honors Global Voices Author for Her Human Rights Work in Cambodia

Sopheap Chak is executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. Obama praised her campaign for justice in Cambodia in light of the country's worrying human rights situation.

28 September 2014

Laos Joins Southeast Asian Neighbors in Imposing Stricter Internet Controls

Global Voices Advocacy

The new law will criminalize online criticism of government policies and outlaw "Spreading information that distorts truth or tarnishes the dignity and rights of individuals, sectors, institutions and organizations."

21 September 2014

Cambodian Garment Workers Are Pressuring H&M, Walmart and Zara to Make Their Suppliers Pay a Living Wage

The workers are demanding a monthly minimum wage of 177 US dollars. A previous strike in January was the target of a violent crackdown that left five workers dead.

20 September 2014

Thailand’s Prime Minister Apologizes for Suggesting Bikinis Raise the Murder Rate Among Tourists

Thailand's Prime Minister has had to apologize for a sexist gaffe following the murder of two British tourists.

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