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Hong Kong: How is China's crackdown changing the city's identity?

Hong Kong authorities are pursuing new laws to tighten the city-state's grip on public discourse critical of its Beijing-aligned government. Residents are resorting to self-censorship and many fe...

Nicaragua's Ortega seeks re-election in questioned vote

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega sought a fourth consecutive term in elections Sunday against a field of little-known candidates while those who could have given him a real...

Chinese users have mixed feelings about LinkedIn departure

HONG KONG (AP) — For nearly seven years, LinkedIn has been the only major Western social networking platform still operating in China. People like 32-year-old Jason Liu view it as an important career ...

Internet freedom in Taiwan like 'different planet' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Freedom House created infographics last week that clearly demonstrate the vast difference between Taiwan and China when it comes to internet freedom. In Freedom House&#...

More repression, fewer jobs: Jordanians face bleak outlook

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working as a private tutor and using his car as a taxi to help pay the bills. For unexpected need...

CNN's Fareed Zakaria highlights Taiwan as 'bright spot' for democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Monday (Sept. 27) highlighted Taiwan as an unusual "bright spot" in the world amid the "backsliding" of democracy during th...

Taiwan’s online freedom mustn’t become an Achilles heel

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — On the face of it, the 2021 Freedom on the Net Report made for great reading for the Taiwan government. Its commitments to basic rights and freedoms were emphasized,...

Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated t...

Taiwan ranks 5th for internet freedom, China last

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranked fifth in the world for internet freedom in its first entry on Freedom House's list, while China finished in dead last place for the seventh year in a row...

US military aid to Egypt released despite rights concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is releasing nearly $200 million in military aid to Egypt but will hold back millions more over human rights concerns, the State Department said Tuesday in a...

German election: What's at stake for India?

At the end of October 2019, German Chancellor Angela Merkel embarked on one of her last major international visits before the pandemic struck. Accompanied by a dozen key government officials, as well...

Protests erupt in India's Parliament over spyware scandal

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Parliament erupted in protests on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political oppone...

India internet law adds to fears over online speech, privacy

NEW DELHI (AP) — It began in February with a tweet by pop star Rihanna that sparked widespread condemnation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of massive farmer protests near the capita...

Democracy swims against the tide in authoritarian world

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wal...

For democracy, it's a time of swimming against the tide

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wal...