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Madeline Earp
Research Analyst, Freedom on the Net


Internet Censorship Around The World | IVPN.net

If you’re following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this week, you might want to refresh your memory about internet freedom around the world.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights advocates from Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand received support from Freedom House, as they participated in civil society initiatives organized in light of ASEAN & East Asia Summits, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 18 to November 20. They joined a number of LGBT rights advocates from the region in working to ensure that the rights of LGBT persons are part of the ongoing regional human rights dialogue, and are fully guaranteed in the now-adopted ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. Freedom House also co-hosted a symposium in Washington D.C. on November 28, which provided in-depth insights on ASEAN's Human Rights Declaration.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, Intergovernmental Bodies, LGBTI Rights
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Asia-Pacific

Singapore’s use of criminal defamation to censor criticism of the government, most recently in the case of the British author Alan Shadrake,

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific

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Freedom House helps LGBTI rights groups in Southeast Asia to push back against the tide of intolerance.

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