China, Vietnam Lead Asia in Jailed Journalists

China and Vietnam are Asia’s leading jailers of journalists, with at least 48 now held in China and 12 held in Vietnam, a media freedoms watchdog group said in a…

Vietnamese Dissident Dies of ‘Stroke’ in Prison, Police Refuse to Give Body Back

A retired teacher who posted writings on his Facebook page criticizing Vietnam’s government has died in prison, with authorities calling stroke his cause of death and refusing to return his…

Vietnamese Dissident Dies of ‘Stroke’ in Prison, Police Refuse to Give Body Back

A retired teacher who posted writings on his Facebook page criticizing Vietnam’s government has died in prison, with authorities calling stroke his cause of death and refusing to return his…

Former Swedish Ambassador to China to Stand Trial Over Hong Kong Bookseller Meeting

Sweden’s former ambassador to China will stand trial for diplomatic misconduct after she tried to make a deal with Beijing leading to the release of Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai,…

Civil Society Marks Human Rights Day With Call to Improve Cambodia’s Record, Save Trade Status

A group of civil society organizations in Cambodia marked International Human Rights Day on Tuesday by calling on the government to drastically improve the country’s rights record to avoid the…

Lao Migrant Goes Missing, Friends Suspect Government Abduction

A Lao migrant who had been living in Thailand lost contact with his friends and relatives after visiting family in Laos last month, leading his contacts to suspect that Lao…

Philippines Bamboo Entrepreneur Digs In on Poverty and Climate Threats

LONDON – Mark Sultan Gersava grew up in poverty, one of 12 children of a slash-and-burn subsistence farmer in the Philippines province of Sultan Kudarat.Today he is the “chief executive…

A Glimmer of Hope for Online News in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH – Minutes before a recent show, VOD Roundtable host Lim Thida readied notes and warmed up the day’s guests. Control room staffers prepped to go live with all…

Unstoppable ‘Mega fire’ Forms North of Sydney

SYDNEY – Several Australian bushfires have combined to form a mega fire that is burning out of control across a swathe of land north of Sydney, authorities said Friday, warning…