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Jailed Instagram model wants to trade secrets for freedom

Mar 1, 2018

A Belarusian woman jailed in Thailand for offering sex lessons says she wants to exchange information on alleged Russian ties to the Trump campaign _ but she refuses to offer any such evidence, and it's not clear she has any

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

Mercedes in China apologizes for quoting Dalai Lama abroad

Feb 6, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has apologized in China for quoting the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who is reviled by Beijing, in a social media post abroad

China orders microblog operators to tighten censorship

Feb 2, 2018

Chinese microblog operators have been ordered by regulators to tighten censorship after the most popular service was criticized for failing to block prohibited material

Vietnam jails blogger for anti-state propaganda

Feb 2, 2018

A doctor in Vietnam is sentenced to 4 years in prison for writings on social media that the court says tarnished the image of the country's leaders

Vietnam jails 3 activists for comments critical of state

Jan 31, 2018

A court in Hanoi has handed down jail term up to 8 years to three activists after finding them guilty of posting video clips on social media critical of the communist government

US teacher in trouble in Vietnam over offensive comments

Jan 31, 2018

Vietnamese authorities may fine an American teacher for making offensive comments about one of the country's most revered figures.

Thai student activist flees to avoid lese majeste charge

Jan 29, 2018

A student activist says in a Facebook post she fled Thailand after learning she had been charged with insulting the monarchy because she shared a BBC article about the country's new king

China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme

Jan 24, 2018

Police in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing police say they have detained 11 people for setting up social media accounts to organize protests over the collapse of an investment scheme that took as much as $4.7 billion from depositors

Indonesia investigates online insults of Brunei's sultan

Jan 22, 2018

The Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation

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