UK-based rights group says Hong Kong police accused it of violating security law

The Hong Kong police says there is reasonable grounds for suspecting that Hong Kong Watch had carried content on its website ‘likely to constitute an offense endangering national security’ HONG KONG – British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Monday, March 14, criticized Hong Kong authorities for accusing UK-based rights group Hong Kong Watch of “collusion … Read more

Void Rappler-Comelec fact-check deal for violating free speech

MANILA, Philippines – In yet another novel pleading, Solicitor General Jose Calida went to the Supreme Court Monday, March 7, pleading to void Rappler’s fact-checking agreement with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) saying that fact checks violates free speech. “Such power granted by Comelec in favor of Rappler clearly constitutes prior restraint on freedom of … Read more