Human rights activists light candles for the victims of extra-judicial killings around the country in the wake of "War on Drugs" campaign by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines,  Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Philippines press leader speaks out on bloodshed

"Most of those who've been killed so far in the drug war come from the very same social strata to whom  appealed most... the poor." Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't like criticism. Since...
Zhang Ping

Project Exile: Chinese dissident forced from family

"I will never give in. I cut contact with my family because I love them." On March 19, the exiled Chinese journalist Zhang Ping wrote an article for the website of Deutsche Welle criticizing the detention of...
In this Nov. 22, 2014 photo, Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. They said they lived on a few bites of rice and curry a day in a space barely big enough to lie down, stuck until the next trawler forces them back to sea. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Photo essay: slavery in the Thai fishing industry

How an AP photographer captured labor abuses in Southeast Asia Most people don't think of slavery as a 21st century problem. But between 2013 and 2015, a group of Associated Press reporters conducted a...
A protester raises placards that read '“Occupy Central'” and “'Civil Disobedience'” in front of riot policemen outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, Sept. 27, 2014.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

In Hong Kong, Occupy Central lingers a year later

The end of protests hasn't ended discontent with Beijing. A year ago the Occupy Central movement ended in Hong Kong with protesters failing to either force the resignation of the territory's chief...
An Indian lawyer, center, addresses the media at the Tis Hazari Courts premises, in New Delhi, India, Nov. 3, 2015. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)

BBC veteran sees India media liberty waning

"Media in India is not as free as it used to be." BBC World correspondent Zubair Ahmed has covered protests, communal violence and many other sensitive issues on the Indian subcontinent. After 25 years as a...
A young supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party prepares for a party to celebrate the final day of campaigning in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. On Sunday Myanmar will hold what is being viewed as the country's best chance for a free and credible election in a quarter of a century. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Myanmar’s moment

An explainer on Myanmar's Nov. 8 elections After a half-century of military rule, Myanmar's election Nov. 8 is a key milestone in the country's transition towards democracy. The poll comes 25 years after the...