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Critical Speech in Southeast Asian Grey Literature During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published in the Human Rights Law Review,
“Critical Speech in Southeast Asia Grey Literature During the COVID-19
Pandemic” attempts to partially address the gap in academic research on
critical speech in Southeast Asia during the pandemic. The author, Stewart
Manley uses SHAPE-SEA’s op-eds (identified as grey literature) as the basis
for his empirical research and assigns a ‘criticalness score’ based on the
“frequency of criticizing the government and the severity of the language
used.” Noting the challenges of grey literature, the author uses the
timeliness of the op-eds to analyze the human rights issue of critical
speech. Results of his empirical research can be found at Human
Rights Law Review website
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