Follow me: Censorship in Southeast Asia


Some governments across South-east Asia are trying to implement Chinese-style internet censorship, according to Guardian.

  • In Vietnam, the Communist party wants to be your “friend” on the state-run version of Facebook, provided you are willing to share all personal details.
  • In Burma, political unrest can be silenced by cutting off the country from the internet.
  • In Thailand, website moderators can face decades in jail for a posted comment they did not even write, if the government deems it injurious tothe monarchy.

Media also reported some censorship cases in the region recently:

[via Guardian]


  1. I can’t imagine what will happen if Indonesian government tries to cut off the country from the Internet. People were so furious already when the govt blocked porn sites :)

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