As we mark another year of violated human rights and repressed freedoms, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) reaffirms our commitment to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the country. We call on all independent Filipino journalists to strengthen our bonds and solidify our ranks, and resist all efforts to silence or otherwise prevent us from fulfilling our task of serving the people’s sacred right to know.
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance is a regional network of organisations working together to defend and promote genuine press freedom and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia. Established in November 1998, it has 13 members in 7 countries in Southeast Asia. The organization operates from Bangkok through a regional secretariat, which is governed by its Board of Trustees.
SEAPA is registered as an non-profit and non-governmental ‘association’ under the Thai Civil and Commercial Code under the name “Association of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance”.