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David Pierson

David Pierson is a Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in Singapore. A staff writer since 2000, he was previously based in Beijing covering China. Pierson is a native of Hong Kong and has also written on technology, agriculture and marijuana from California.
Law used against journalist Maria Ressa stirs fears among Filipinos: It could target ‘all of us’

The arrest of Philippine journalist Maria Ressa highlights the chilling effect of the country's cyber libel law, a powerful tool for President Rodrigo Duterte.

Myanmar sentences two men to death for murder of prominent Muslim lawyer

Verdicts were handed down in the murder trial of Burmese political reformer Ko Ni, credited with bringing democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi to power.

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