FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Hillary Clinton, America’s secretary of state, was for the most part shown a very warm welcome in Vietnam last month. Not everything she had to say however brought smiles to the faces of her hosts. In Hanoi for just a day, she reiterated her concern about the human-rights record in general and about “restrictions on free expression online in particular”.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Nguyen Van Hai – a Vietnamese blogger and a founding member of the Free Journalists Club – is reportedly in a very weak state after his hunger strike entered its 30th […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — With the world focused on thousands of people left stranded on board rickety fishing boats in waters that divide Southeast Asian countries, Myanmar’s courts turned their attention to the killing of journalist Aung […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In a world of statistics and records the human desire to rank anything that moves – whether it’s in sports, war, education, medicine, the weather or crime – is often overwhelming […]