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Thirteen people who describe themselves as “victims of forced confessions broadcast on Chinese television” are urging European satellite operator Eutelsat to reconsider carrying Chinese channels CGTN and CCTV4. The letter published by human rights watchdog Safeguard Defenders details a list of violations that the signatories say China is guilty of using to extort confessions from […]




Myanmar youth are fighting the junta’s internet shutdown and information suppression with an explosive underground printed newsletter they are secretly distributing across communities. For 56 days straight there have been internet outages in coup-hit Myanmar, according to monitoring group NetBlocks. The country has been in turmoil since democratically-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted […]




Myanmar youth are fighting the junta’s internet shutdown and information suppression with an explosive underground printed newsletter they are secretly distributing across communities. For 56 days straight there have been internet outages in coup-hit Myanmar, according to monitoring group NetBlocks. The country has been in turmoil since democratically-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted […]




Russian security agents on Friday raided the home of the editor of an online investigative journal which recently published articles on the security services, his editorial team said. Operatives of the FSB security agents searched the apartment of Roman Anine, his “Vajnie historie (Important stories)” website colleagues said. They cited his lawyer saying that Anine […]




The Philippine armed forces said Friday it was investigating a report that Chinese military boats pursued a civilian vessel carrying Filipino journalists in the disputed South China Sea. A television crew from Philippine broadcaster ABS-CBN was travelling to Second Thomas Shoal in the contested Spratly Islands on Thursday when their vessel was allegedly chased by […]




Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.