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6 April 2020

Philippines: brutal crackdown on activists and environmental defenders amid spread of Covid-19

Author: Nick Aspinwall, The Diplomat

"The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown", 03 April 2020...

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3 February 2020

India: TikTok accused of censorship, as user alleges 'shadow banning' of Muslim-Hindu unity content

Author: BBC

“Censorship claims emerge as TikTok gets political in India”, 31 January 2020...

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13 December 2019

USA: Lawsuit filed against network accused of pushing corporate agenda on conservative law makers behind closed doors

Author: Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

"Lawsuit could force secretive network promoting rightwing laws into the open" 4 Dec 2019...

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15 November 2019

USA: 51 orgs. release statement expressing concern over monitoring of social media by law enforcement

Author: Brennan Centers, ACLU, Free Press, MediaJustice & 47 other civil society organisations

"Statement of Civil Rights Concerns About Monitoring of Social Media by Law Enforcement", 6 November 2019...

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4 October 2019

Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific employees say they are afraid to speak about ongoing protests amidst tightening regulations

Author: Reuters (UK)

“As protests rack Hong Kong, China watchdog has Cathay staff 'walking on eggshells'”, 3 Oct 2019...

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1 October 2019

Hong Kong: Unions say at least 26 Cathay staff were fired in protest-linked terminations

Author: Hong Kong Free Press

"Sacked Hong Kong Cathay staff decry ‘Cultural Revolution’ purge", 1 Oct 2019...

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29 August 2019

Cathay Pacific whistle-blowing policy urging staff to ‘speak up’ under spotlight as Hong Kong employees fear possible reprisals for support of anti-government protests

Author: Danny Lee & Sum Lok-kei, South China Morning Post

In an internal memo… Cathay Pacific Airways has reminded its staff about its policy to speak up and act as “whistle-blowers” as a climate of fear grows among the airline’s employees about possible reprisals for their activities on social media…...

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29 August 2019

Hong Kong airline Cathay Dragon fires flight attendant union chief amid pressure from China

Author: Kris Cheng, Hong Kong Free Press

Airline Cathay Dragon has fired the chair of its flight attendant union Rebecca Sy after she allegedly posted messages of support for Hong Kong protesters on Facebook......

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29 August 2019

‘Zero tolerance’: Cathay Pacific warns staff face sack if they join Hong Kong strike

Author: AFP, Hong Kong Free Press

Cathay Pacific has warned staff they risk being sacked if they join a planned Hong Kongstrike, as the airline intensifies its crackdown on employee support for the rolling pro-democracy protests....

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16 August 2019

China business or human rights? Hong Kong protests leave Cathay facing a tough balancing act

Author: Surya Deva, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The recent notice from the Civil Aviation Administration of China, that no Cathay Pacific staff who had taken part in “illegal protests”, “violent actions” and “overly radical activities” would be allowed to fly to or from mainland China – and the...

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