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Japan raises efforts to win high speed rail project

ADB to lend $4.2b to water security project in Asia Pacific nations

Ho Chi Minh City thirsty for skilled tourism labourers

Myanmar fortune-teller ET petitions King over Koh Tao murder

Myanmar’s most famous fortune teller – known as ET – on Wednesday submitted a petition to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn regarding Koh Tao murder suspects Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, who have been sentenced to death in Thailand.

US seen pushing to absorb Seoul into global missile defence system

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The US Pacific Command Commander indicated the deployment of THAAD in South Korea may cater to Washington's resolve to build the US-led global missile defence program.

Worrying about Fake News Has Become All the Rage

This article is part of special IPS coverage of World Press Freedom Day.

With an Eye on Electoral Violence, Kenya Keeps Tight Rein on Media

This article is part of special IPS coverage of World Press Freedom Day.

NAIROBI, Apr 25 2017 (IPS/ANN) - As the clock ticks down to Kenya’s general elections slated for Aug. 8, a move by the Kenya Communication Authority (CAK) to make journalists adhere to guidelines on election coverage has elicited fear that the government could be trying to control how they report on the polls.

Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?

Little attention is paid to reporters from the Global South who are killed, abused, or left stranded by foreign media.

DOHA, Apr 26 2017 (IPS/ANN) - Taha avoids giving his last name to journalists, but not out fear of the Sudanese government, whose harassment he fled in 2015.

“I don’t want any of the people I worked with to know I’m here,” he tells Al Jazeera, writing by instant messaging from a temporary residence for refugees in the French city of Calais.

IPS Journalists Who Perished in the Line of Duty

This article is part of special IPS coverage of World Press Freedom Day.

New work permit rules make for an uncertain May Day for migrant workers

WORKING IN Thailand is becoming harder and more expensive for unskilled migrant workers from neighbouring countries after the government imposed tougher policies addressing illegal |immigration.