Evidence of inappropriate reporting on the Nong Bua Lamphu tragedy is rife.
The changing face of fake news
New report "Tracking Digitial Disinformation in the 2019 Philippine Midterm Election".
Singapore’s online falsehoods bill will deepen a culture of self-censorship
If the government gets to decide what’s "false", abuse of anti-disinformation laws is all but guaranteed.
Notes from the campaign: Johor, Selangor, Perak
No Malaysian election campaign is complete without these highlights of food, flags and swag, as the GE14 season enters its final days.
New tech and old loyalties mash up a historic contest
The resurgence of ‘old’ Mahathir against the Najib coalition has been matched with the ‘new’, the cheap smartphone.
All the news that’s fit to fake
As Malaysia rushes to its GE14 on 9 May, the new anti-fake news law is primed against the state's critics, emboldening speech vigilantism by outsourced censors linked to the ruling UMNO party.
The truth and the fake in the making of Malaysian news
The threat to eliminate all ‘fake news’ isn’t merely an assault on the freedom of speech, it’s also an affront to its beauty, efficacy, recall, and its very existence.
Southeast Asian cyberspace: politics, censorship, polarisation
The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.
Malaysian media – watchdog or running dog?
Tessa Houghton reports on "Watching the Watchdog" project which monitored and analysed the Malaysian media at the 13th general election.
The Aussie media on Malaysia: Compromised representation or manicured distortion?
Coverage of Malaysia in the Australian media is of poor quality argues AB Shamsul.
Banned from Vietnam
The author of one of the best books on contemporary Vietnam has been banned from the country.
Intolerance, Islam and the Internet in Burma
In this post from the archives, Sai Latt examines the role of the Internet in anti-Muslim hate speech