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SMS Texts Energize a Chinese Protest

A stand-off over a potentially dangerous chemical plant ended Friday in the center of Xiamen after thousands of protesters energized by widespread SMS text messages repeatedly charged police lines and the p... Read More...
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Dodging Sectarian Strife in Indonesia

East Java is walking a tightrope over the arrest and arraignment of 41 Christians for blasphemy in early May on allegations that they had made a 10-minute video that vilified Islam. The lid ap... Read More...
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Thailand Gets ‘Net-Tough

See Also: Forcing Internet companies to put their mouth where their money is Be careful if you’re reading this in Thailand. You might be breaking the law. Free speech ad... Read More...
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Digging up Malaysia’s Racial Past

Thirty-eight years on, the traumatic ethnic riots of May 13, 1969 in Malaysia remain as much a subject of official censorship as the events of June 4, 1989 in China. Now a new book by a Malaysian ... Read More...