Civil society groups push back against Asia’s repressive new laws

A man talks on his phone beside a piece of street art depicting Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Bangkok, Thailand, 17 March 2022, JACK TAYLOR/AFP via Getty Images

Myanmar’s ‘digital coup’

“Every day, the people of Myanmar continue to suffer escalating attacks in an environment of repression and violence. The coup is offline and online. The international and business community must resist. Continued inaction costs lives.”

Bangladesh’s draft regulation for social media

Philippines’s SIM Card Registration Act

Nepal: Amending the rules of the National Broadcasting Regulation

Sri Lanka: ‘Cosmetic amendments’ to the Prevention of Terrorism Act

Thailand’s bill on Non-Profit Organizations (NPO)

Cambodia delays National Internet Gateway plan

Pakistan withdraws amendments to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA)

Mongolia postpones draft laws on associations



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