Ourvoice Indonesia, an NGO that promotes the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, will discuss advocacy strategies with the Press Legal Institute (LBH Pers), on Tuesday, following a recent blockade of its website by the Communication and Information Technology Ministry (Menkominfo). >>>
Singapore's media regulator on Thursday sought to allay fears that a controversial new rule requiring news websites to obtain licences was aimed at stifling Internet freedom.
The surprise requirement, which takes effect on Saturday, triggered an outcry in the online community after a popular news site operated by US-based Yahoo! was included among 10 sites subject to licencing. >>>
Draft legislation to block links at IP and DNS level has been put forward by The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (IPO), as Global Voices notes. The SOPA-like initiative is designed to make sites from overseas that specialize in copyright infringed content unavailable in the country, in effect it will see Taiwan raise a firewall of its own.