Chinese app helps users bypass Great Firewall — then disappears

Asia Pacific Oct 12, 2020

Chinese app helps users bypass Great Firewall — then disappears

A Chinese app briefly gave the country’s internet users access to long-banned websites like Facebook and Google, setting off speculation about the future of Beijing’s censorship practices. The Tuber browser, backed by Chinese cybersecurity giant 360 Security Technology Inc., appeared to provide the nation’s 904 ...

Fearing arrest, Australian journalists flee China

Asia Pacific Sep 8, 2020

Fearing arrest, Australian journalists flee China

Two high-profile Australian journalists fled China overnight, fearing they faced arrest as political "pawns" and the latest victims of Beijing's targeted repression of foreign media. Their exit came following days of secret diplomatic wrangling between Beijing and Canberra, whose relationship is already at the lowest ...

Digital attacks raise fears over press freedoms in Indonesia

Asia Pacific / Politics Aug 25, 2020

Digital attacks raise fears over press freedoms in Indonesia

A spate of hacking attacks on Indonesian media that published articles critical of the government's response to the coronavirus has raised concerns over press freedom, the country's leading journalists' association said on Monday. At least four media organizations have been targeted in unprecedented digital attacks, ...