From Sri Lanka to Pakistan to Indonesia, this is far from an isolated event.
This isn't the first time a government has put restrictions on social media. But the idea isn't without its faults.
The hope promised by the incumbent president five years ago has subsided, and the nation’s darker undercurrents of intolerance have bubbled to the surface.
Politicians may try to ignore it, but they will eventually have to start talking honestly about Chinese influence this election cycle.
With Chinese fighter jets and US naval ships circling, Taiwan has become a hotspot once again — just in time for the federal election.
Following a general election, Thailand remains trapped in political limbo as it will take weeks for a definitive result to be announced.
As the anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising comes and goes once again, Australia's response to the continuing fallout is a deafening silence.
Crikey speaks to veteran Filipino journalist and activist Inday Espina-Varona about Maria Ressa, Rappler, and the increasing dangers of reporting the news.
DFAT made a deft diplomatic move in the debate around Thailand's detention of Hakeem al-Araibi, saving Thailand some face and allowing Australia some wriggle room.