Is resistance futile? Learning from recent efforts to resist Asia’s digital authoritarians

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Spontaneous protests, countering hate speech, and mass release of prisoners

November 2022 in Asia-Pacific: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s regional editor Mong Palatino, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

Shanghai police detain foreign journalists covering anti-lockdown protests

Journalists were assaulted and briefly detained while covering the ongoing protests against COVID-19 restrictions in China.

Yangon journalist sentenced to two years in prison by Myanmar junta

Journalist Ah Hla Lay Thuzar was arrested in September 2021 and charged with “causing fear, spreading false news and agitating crimes against a government employee”.