Population and GNI data source
The region is a driving force behind annual declines at the global level.
Thai authorities detained Joshua Wong at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport for 12 hours before forcibly returning him to Hong Kong.
Lauren Galacia manages the Asia program. Prior to joining Freedom House, she oversaw the development and implementation of citizen engagement programs throughout Asia and Eurasia, with a focus on Thailand and Burma.
Freedom House helps LGBTI rights groups in Southeast Asia to push back against the tide of intolerance.