Social Issues

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

Feb 19, 2019

Exposed Chinese database with names, birthdates, employers and even last places visited shows depth of surveillance state and expanded use of facial recognition

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb 15, 2019

Olympic volunteers: Is it a case of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or economic exploitation

Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

Feb 15, 2019

A former CEO and sports promoter wants to be Thailand's first transgender prime minister to bring hope to the marginalized and to open up political space for future LGBT generations

AP Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

Feb 15, 2019

AP Interview: Award-winning head of Philippine news site accuses Duterte government of acting like a dictatorship and of using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent

Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest

Feb 14, 2019

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has posted bail and walked free after being arrested in a libel case

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

Feb 14, 2019

Thirteen gay couples file Japan's first lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the country's rejection of same-sex marriage

The Latest: Gay couples sue for marital rights in Japan

Feb 14, 2019

Thirteen couples have filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the country's rejection of same-sex marriage

Philippine journalist, Duterte critic arrested in libel case

Feb 14, 2019

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has been arrested in a libel case

Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

Feb 14, 2019

An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

Feb 12, 2019

Overseas members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of relatives who have disappeared into internment camps

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