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Asian Tribune ( is an online daily, published since 19 April 2005, by world Institute For Asian Studies – a Non-Profit Organization.

Until now, we managed to run the online daily with a shoestring budget. As web site hosting and data transfer costs are increasing each month, we need your help!

In the truest spirit of independent journalism, we believe that whatever news, views and analysis given out from �Asian Tribune� it should be independent in the truest sense of the word and free of biases and partiality.

That’s why we don’t seek corporate sponsors or Government sponsors except from those who believe in the Right for free expression, Right of Life, Human Rights, Freedom, Democracy, Pluralism and Rule of Law.

We want our funding to come from you – our reader true defenders of Freedom of Expression, Human Rights and R ule of Law.