The emergency measures imposed by governments across ASEAN during the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted human rights and democracy in the region, leading to the shrinking of civic spaces and
Asia Centre’s 9th Annual International Conference aims to take stock of the challenges faced by civil society actors. It will review their actions to date to resist and push back on shrinking civic space as well as identify innovative approaches to defend and enhance democracy in Asia.
Singapore, a one-party dominated state, has regularly updated and passed new legislation that criminalises criticism of its public officials and policies, leaving only a narrow margin for expressing dissenting views
FNF, in partnership with Asia Centre, is organising a hackathon to allow young leaders to pitch initiatives to improve the relationship between the two blocs. 16 teams of 2 each from Southeast and East Asia will develop and present their project ideas to audiences. The winners of this regional hackathon will be invited to attend the FNF Annual Conference in Berlin, Germany to present their initiatives and discuss them with German policymakers.
State-Sponsored Online Disinformation: Impact On Electoral Integrity In Thailand examines information operations by government agencies and their impact on the integrity of elections in Thailand. The 2023 General Election has