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India: Why journalists' digital security is in danger

Police raids targeting reporters working for Indian news portal NewsClick resulted in the seizure of around 250 electronic devices — including phones, hard disks and laptops — and even the...

India: Is Manipur reaching a breaking point?

Sectarian violence in Manipur, a northeastern state in India, has claimed over 175 lives and injured more than 1,000 since a conflict between the majority Meiteis and minority Kukis began in May. Thou...

Taiwan ranks No. 1 in Asia on Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Freedom House has listed Taiwan as No. 1 in the latest annual edition of its Freedom on the Net survey, reports said Thursday (Oct. 5). Taiwan received a score of 78 ou...

Southeast Asia: Why is free speech not a priority?

Southeast Asian countries are ranked among the worst in the world for standards of press freedom and media rights. Forced closures of independent newspapers and the imprisonment of activists for their...

India's BJP courts online influencers ahead of elections

In June, Indian YouTuber Ranveer Allahbadia, better known by his online handle @BeerBiceps, began interviewing ministers from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on his YouTube channel. Allahbadi...

Can VPNs Truly Offer Freedom on the Chinese Internet? An In-depth Analysis

In today’s globally intertwined society, the importance of free and unrestricted access to information and resources via the internet is undeniably crucial. Despite this, there remain certain re...

The cyber gulag: How Russia tracks, censors and controls its citizens

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — When Yekaterina Maksimova can't afford to be late, the journalist and activist avoids taking the Moscow subway, even though it's probably the most efficient route. ...

India's 'draconian' IT laws draw ire from civil society

India ranks 161 out of 180 in this year's Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), lagging behind Afghanistan and Pakistan. Indian journalists and human rights activists ...

Why TikTok's security risks keep raising fears

The battle between the U.S. and China over TikTok came into full view on Thursday when the social media platform's CEO testified before Congressional lawmakers. Shou Zi Chew's hearing i...

Why TikTok's security risks keep raising fears

TikTok is once again fending off claims that its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, would share user data from its popular video-sharing app with the Chinese government, or push propaganda and misinfo...

India: 'Internet shutdown capital of the world'

Last year, around the world, governments in 35 countries shut down the internet at least 187 times. According to a recent report by the US digital rights advocacy group Access Now for the #KeepItOn c...

Taiwan rated 2nd freest in Asia by Freedom House, China 80th

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan maintained its ranking as the second freest country in Asia and kept its rating as seventh in the world in Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. ...

Taiwan’s internet freedom rules in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results are in and the report has come out, and in terms of global internet freedom, Taiwan is one of the best countries in the world. U.S.-based Freedom House hand...

US to invest millions to expose Kim Jong Un regime to North Koreans

The United States will invest $50 million (€46 million) over the next five years to surreptitiously bring information about the outside world into North Korea — hoping to improve the image ...

Facial recognition wielded in India to enforce COVID policy

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — After a pair of Islamist bombings rocked the south-central Indian city of Hyderabad in 2013, officials rushed to install 5,000 CCTV cameras to bolster security. Now there are n...