How governments in Southeast Asia (unsuccessfully) restrict free speech on social media

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How governments in Southeast Asia (unsuccessfully) restrict free speech on social media
Presenter(s) Kounila
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Organization(s) Cambodian Blogger Network
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Country(ies) Cambodia
Social media
2017 theme Policy & Advocacy

We have this saying in Cambodia that goes; the government owns mainstream media but people own social media. This session will look at how citizens use social media to empower themselves and hold the government and other institutes accountable. However, there are legal and non-legal restrictions that are being used by SEA governments to silence free speech online. The panel will also examine what those restrictions.

Format Workshop
Target Groups Journalists, Advocacy/Policy Professional, Front Line Activists
Length 1 Hour
Skill Level Intermediate
Language English


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