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21 October 2019

Google removes Hong Kong protester game for violation of app store policies

Google removed “The Revolution of Our Times”, a mobile game that lets people role play as a Hong Kong protester, claiming that the game violated Google Play’s policies. "We have a longstanding policy prohibiting developers from capitalising on...

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21 October 2019

NBA Commissioner defends free speech amidst controversies over tweet supporting Hong Kong protests

In October 2019, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, expressed his support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Twitter. After Morey’s tweet was published, NBA said as an initial response in a statement that it recognized...

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20 October 2019

Thailand: Human traffickers fail to compensate victims of 99% of decided cases due to difficulty in seizing their assets

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Exclusive: Thailand's human traffickers flout 99% of court orders to compensate victims," 15 October 2019...

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19 October 2019

Laos: Two large-scale Mekong dams will start operations amid environmental & social controversy

Author: Eugene Whong, Radio Free Asia

"Two Large Mekong River Dams in Laos to Start Operations by End of Year", 15 October 2019...

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19 October 2019

Myanmar: EITI urges state firms to improve civil society participation; raises concerns over freedom of expression & association

Author: John Liu, Myanmar Times

"EITI urges Myanmar to improve civil society participation, state firm transparency", 18 October 2019 Myanmar needs to improve civil society participation and transparency in state firms despite good progress in data disclosure over the next 18 months...

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19 October 2019

Philippines: Facebook used as platform for illegal trade of human organs; company responds

Author: Pichayada Promchertchoo, Channel News Asia (Manila)

Kidney for sale: How organs can be bought via social media in the Philippines, 20 Oct 2019...

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18 October 2019

Cambodia: Sexual harassment costs garment industry $89 million a year due to low productivity & constant recruitment

Author: Sok Chan, Khmer Times

"Sexual harassment at work costs garment industry $89 million a year," 18 October 2019...

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18 October 2019

Cotton On and Target Australia stop buying cotton from Xinjiang over human rights concerns

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Michael Walsh, Meredith Griffiths & Echo Hui, ABC News

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18 October 2019

Australia: BHRRC supports the New South Wales modern slavery reporting regime and recommends it is brought into effect

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published its submission to the Inquiry of the New South Wales Parliament into the (NSW) Modern Slavery Act....

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18 October 2019

Cambodia: Bar Association plans to set up an office in Bangkok to provide legal aid to Cambodian migrants working in Thailand

Author: Narim Khuon, Khmer Times

"Bar Association to set up legal aid office in Thailand", 18 October 2019...

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