Harsh new rules for Facebook and Twitter as India clamps down

The move comes after posts about protesting farmers and as Narendra Modi looks to ban material regarded as disinformation or unlawful

Military supporters clash with protesters over coup in Myanmar

Southeast Asian governments are scrambling for ways to end the crisis with Indonesia taking the lead within Asean

Australian law tells Facebook and Google to pay media firms for content on platforms

Australia is the first nation where a government arbitrator can set the price tech giants pay local media if private talks fail

Xi Jinping calls his fight against poverty in China a miracle

The president celebrated 10-million people now out of poverty, largely in a bid to cement his popularity before staying on for a third term

Indian judge grants bail to climate activist Disha Ravi charged with sedition

Ravi was charged with sedition for sharing a protest ‘toolkit’ intended to help farmers who have been protesting against controversial agricultural laws

Myanmar protesters put English first in anticoup messages

Junta-appointed minister chides protesters as placards in English call for global support

Hong Kong should be run by patriots, says communist China

Hong Kong is expected to unveil rules that require the city’s district councilors take an oath of loyalty as it clamps down on democratic freedoms

Hong Kong court denies Jimmy Lai bail saying he could commit offences again

The new law puts the onus on the defendant to prove they would not be a national security threat if released on bail

Western nations mull sanctions on Myanmar

EU and US step up pressure on junta as protesters defy warnings

Myanmar coup could fuel deforestation

Green groups warn country will probably seek investors without environmental standards

Strike grips Myanmar as thousands keep up protests despite chilling warning

State media accuses participants of inciting the people to confrontation ‘where they will suffer loss of life’

Indian YouTube stars and social media create a new generation of day traders

Millions of retail investors flock to discount brokers such as Zerodha Broking and apps

Myanmar protesters defiant after two shot dead by security forces

Shops and businesses are expected to close for mass rally after authorities kill two and injure about 20 in anti-coup protest

China imposes new restrictions on online lenders including Jack Ma’s Ant

The new restrictions add to draft rules imposed on the booming sector in 2020 that heralded a sudden shift in China's regulatory stance on fintech

More threats to Hong Kong media freedom with review of public broadcaster

Pro-Beijing supporters regularly file complaints against RTHK, accusing it of antigovernment bias

Protester Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing dies 10 days after being shot by Myanmar police

‘Shooting at a peaceful protester with real bullets is such an unforgivable thing in our society,’ said a doctor who treated her

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