Apr 28, 2016

China prompts criticism with tough curbs on foreign NGOs

China’s parliament passed a controversial law governing foreign nongovernment organizations, the Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday, giving wide powers to the domestic security authority and prompting criticism from Amnesty International. The law is part of a raft of legislation, including China’s counterterrorism law ...

Apr 26, 2016

China set to tighten controls on foreign NGOs

China’s national legislature is poised to vote this week on a draft law criticized by overseas governments for tightening controls over foreign nongovernmental groups by bringing them under direct police supervision. The proposed law requires that such groups accept police supervision and state the ...

Apr 20, 2016

Press freedom has declined around the world, watchdog says

Media freedom around the world has suffered a “deep and disturbing decline” due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in an annual report that many of the world’s leaders have developed ...

Indonesia takes step toward reckoning with 1965-1966 atrocities

Apr 18, 2016

Indonesia takes step toward reckoning with 1965-1966 atrocities

Indonesia on Monday convened an unprecedented discussion of anti-communist massacres from 1965 to 1966 that brought together survivors and representatives of the military that orchestrated the atrocities. Protesters who say the two-day conference will help revive communism scuffled with police outside the tightly guarded ...